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petrol engine

an internal-combustion engine that uses petrol as fuel
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  • To begin with, there was the petrol engine at that moment puffing and rumbling in the shop.

    King of Ranleigh

    F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton
  • Behold them, then, struggling with the sheer legs erected over the petrol engine so nicely fitted in the workshop.

    King of Ranleigh

    F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton
  • At length the petrol engine stopped; I doubt if we did, though steak and onions now arrived.

  • Whether steam will eventually get the upper hand of the petrol engine is at present uncertain.

    The Romance of Modern Invention Archibald Williams
  • So they made a petrol engine with four cylinders, developing about 25 horse-power.

    The Aeroplane

    Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper
  • The conservative peasant who does not like changing his agricultural habits has been forced to the use of the petrol engine.

    The Challenge of the Dead Stephen Graham
  • In Fig. 32 is a diagram to illustrate the principle of the petrol engine and it amplifies this explanation.

    The Aeroplane

    Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper
  • On water, rail, and road the petrol engine has entered into rivalry with steam—very successfully too.

    The Romance of Modern Mechanism Archibald Williams

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