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Piston meaning

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piston - examples of usage

  1. The needle and little glass piston out of the hand bag and with a dry little insuck of breath, pinching up little areas of flesh from her arm, bent on a good firm perch, as it were. - "The Vertical City", Fannie Hurst.
  2. The sea rising and falling in this, as the buoy tosses on the waves, acts as a sort of piston, driving out the air through the whistle, as the water rises, admitting more air as it falls. - "American Merchant Ships and Sailors", Willis J. Abbot.
  3. He began battering at King's face, battering like a steam- piston. - "The Everlasting Whisper", Jackson Gregory.
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