Cornish engine
Cornish Cor"nish (k?r"n?sh), a. Of or pertaining to Cornwall, in England. [1913 Webster]

{Cornish chough}. See {Chough}.

{Cornish engine}, a single-acting pumping engine, used in mines, in Cornwall and elsewhere, and for water works. A heavy pump rod or plunger, raised by the steam, forces up the water by its weight, in descending. [1913 Webster]


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