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A device for converting energy into mechanical motion.

dental engine

A machine that rotates dental instruments.

high-speed engine

A machine that rotates a dental instrument in excess of 12,000 rpm.

ultraspeed engine

A machine that rotates a dental instrument at speeds from 100,000 to 300,000 rpm.
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While he was speaking the bell of the engine rang, and we dashed away after dropping a few passengers, but receiving no new ones.
The engine came to a pause in its vicinity, with the usual tremendous shriek.
The engine now announced the close vicinity of the final station-house by one last and horrible scream, in which there seemed to be distinguishable every kind of wailing and woe, and bitter fierceness of wrath, all mixed up with the wild laughter of a devil or a madman.
The work upon the engines had progressed to such an extent that within a few hours we might expect to be able to proceed under our own power westward in the direction of Pan-American waters.
They've repaired the engines and the generators both," exclaimed one of the men.
6 liter modular V-8 engines provide an example of how silicone gaskets contribute to a powerplant that produces far less noise than its predecessors.
The signing of this Agreement allows Turbine Truck Engines greater control over its long-term strategic planning and goals," said Mr.
The concept was in development for almost three years," says Grant Terry, customer manager, New Business Development, Eaton Automotive Air Management Operations (Marshall, MI), "and will help manufacturers meet future emission and fuel economy regulations and give a 15% to 20% increase in both fuel economy and performance while aggressively downsizing their gasoline engines.
TC Memo 2000-323, the Tax Court held that a towboat operator could currently deduct costs associated with periodic or cyclical service and maintenance of its towboat engines, in spite of the IRS's argument that its engine maintenance procedures were equivalent to overhauls.
The two engines that will power the actual X-33, which is being assembled in Palmdale, will be used during the tests.
Increased use of turbochargers in automotive and other industrial engines is creating new applications for cast irons especially high-nickel alloys.
NEW YORK -- Index Engines, the leader in next-generation enterprise discovery solutions, today unveiled a milestone in electronic discovery with the Index Engines Enterprise Discovery Platform.