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Corliss

[kawr-lis]
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noun
  1. George Henry,1817–88, U.S. engineer and inventor.
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  • But since then achievements in steam have dwarfed even the great work of Corliss.

    The Age of Invention

    Holland Thompson

  • Corliss was at the wheel, tugging and turning,—to what purpose was not very evident.

    Left on Labrador

    Charles Asbury Stephens

  • Bonney was stationed at the wheel, and Corliss at the sheets.

    Left on Labrador

    Charles Asbury Stephens

  • This man, yourself, Corliss and the captain and mate were the only ones aboard.

    The Flying Death

    Samuel Hopkins Adams

  • Corliss and the Old Man and I stood right by and saw him off.

    The Flying Death

    Samuel Hopkins Adams