[noo-kuhm-uh n, nyoo-]
- Thomas,1663–1729, English inventor.
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The Newcomen engines could no longer drain the deepened mines.James Watt
Such, in a few words, was the construction and action of Newcomen's first engine.Stories of Invention
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It was not long until he read a description of a Newcomen engine.The Story of Great Inventions
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Mr. Newcomen ordered a whip to despatch him and end the tragedy.The Badger
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His steam engines represented a great step beyond the Newcomen engines, though still using low-pressure steam.Automobile Biographies
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- Thomas. 1663–1729, English engineer who invented a steam engine, which James Watt later modified and developed
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- English inventor who developed an early steam engine (1711) that was was widely used to pump water in coal mines.
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