What does the word hydraulic mean?

  • [ Greek] Of, pertaining to, or governing the behavior of liquids.

Usage examples for hydraulic

  1. Her hair was black and shiny and straight; it was drawn back from her rounded temples by hydraulic pressure. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. A number of establishments for several decades have been making use of power developed by the Falls by means of the Hydraulic Canal on the American side. – The Niagara River by Archer Butler Hulbert
  3. The passengers are packed into the shell with a hydraulic ram, then at high speed are shot through a pneumatic tube against a stone wall. – If You Don't Write Fiction by Charles Phelps Cushing
  4. I went into the great County Gaol, from which, as I had read, the prisoners had been released two weeks before- hand, and there I found the same pressed condition, cells occupied by ten or twelve, the galleries continuously rough- paved with faces, heads, and old- clothes- shops of robes; and in the parade- ground, against one wall, a mass of human stuff, like tough grey clay mixed with rags and trickling black gore, where a crush as of hydraulic power must have acted. – The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel

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