Compressed-air engine
Compressed Com*pressed", a. 1. Pressed together; compacted; reduced in volume by pressure. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Flattened lengthwise. [1913 Webster]

{Compressed-air engine}, an engine operated by the elastic force of compressed air. [1913 Webster]


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