Definition of Pistous

1. pistou [n] - See also: pistou



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pistous

pistolling
pistols
pistols at dawn
piston
piston chamber
piston engine
piston engines
piston pulse
piston ring
piston rings
piston rod
piston rods
pistonlike
pistons
pistou
pistous (current term)
pistrinum supper
pit
pit-a-pat
pit-a-pats
pit-adder
pit-eye
pit-run gravel
pit-yacker
pit-yackers
pit-yakkas
pit adder
pit adders
pit against
pit and fissure caries

Literary usage of Pistous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of Applied Mechanics by William John Macquorn Rankine (1898)
"... stated in Article 411, viz., that the velocities of the pistous are inversely as their areas, measured on planes- normal to their directions of motion. ..."

2. The Musical World (1857)
"... -a-pistous, in braes .. 2.—Ditto, ditto, strongly electro-plated and burnished .. 1 guineas. 4.—The Universal Cornopean Instructor 5s, ..."

3. Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel Manufacturers edited by Sholto Percy, Perry Fairfax Nursey (1858)
"He applies reservoirs, pipes, or tubes, to certain paru of the said pistous, ruda, or cylinders, for the same purpose. 3. He applies one or more valves, ..."

4. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1858)
"... EC This fire-engine is composed of two cylinders, in which are two pistous attached to a piston rod. The upper piston works in the inner cylinder, ..."

5. Harper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities by Harry Thurston Peck (1897)
"If the two pistous are worked alternately, so that ono descends as the other rises, a continuous stream of water is forced out of the top of the ..."

6. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1909)
"The fly-wheels whirl, the pistous hp¡it. The engines shriek and sob. Though fast between a thousand wharves The burdened waters throb. ..."

7. New Zealand Official Yearbook by New Zealand Dept. of Statistics (1900)
"... employed resembles A direct-acting horizonal winding-engine, but the action is exactly the converse. Water is used to check the action of the pistous ..."

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