The American Dictionary and Cyclopedia Volume 3

The American Dictionary and Cyclopedia Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... couplings. such as chain-coupling, clutch, expansion-coupling, rad-coupling alunilrcoupling, &: c., _which will be found descri under their respective heads. _ 8. Music: A device by which the corresponding keys of different banks of keys are coupled together, so as to act together when one is played on; a coup e. 4_. Railway A device for coupling railroad c_ars. ormerly it consisted simply of a coupling link which fitted into jaws at the ends _of the draw-bar and was fastened with a coupling pin. This form of coupling. though still in use in the United States, is mostly confined to freight cars. What is known as an automatic coupling has almost entirely supplanted the old link and pin coupling on passeniler cars. This coupling consists, usually, of self-locking hooked draw-bars. which i-lide each other and by means of springs are fasten by their own weight. 5. Mall-work: The connection of two or more shafts together, when it is necessary; to convey motion further than would be possible y one shaft. coupling-box, 1. 1. Banking: .-warrant or certificate for the periodical aymcnt of interest on bonds issued for any tenn o years. Thointercst being payable in different cases quarter, half-yearl, or yearly, as many coupons are attac ed to each nd as represent the total number of such payments as are to be made, with the dateof payment printed on each. When a sayinent of interest becomes duo at any particular ate the holder of the bond detaches the correizgonding coupon _and presents it for payment at e specified banking house or oflice. 2. Traveling: One of a series of tickets, usually over connecting lines of different ownership, enablinglthe holder to Korform a certain journey or tour one coupon whic represents a certain_portion of theshow more

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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 481g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236817567
  • 9781236817563