To MI5, if you steam this open you are dirty buggers.
"The city itself swung slowly toward us silent as a dream. No sign of life but puffs of steam from skyscraper chimneys, the motion of the traffic. The mighty towers stood like tombstones in a graveyard, leaning against the sky and waiting for -- for what? Someday we'll know."edward abbey
In order to consider in the most general way the principle of the production of motion by heat, it must be considered independently of any mechanism or any particular agent. It is necessary to establish principles applicable not only to steam engines but to all imaginable heat-engines , whatever the working substance and whatever the method by which it is operated.
An artist who has travelled on a steam train, driven an automobile,or flowninanairplanedoesn'tfeelthesame way about form and space as one who has not.Stuart Davis
Men might as well project a voyage to the Moon as attempt to employ steam navigation against the stormy North Atlantic Ocean.
Alone in the hissing laboratory of his wishes, Mr Pugh minces among bad vats and jeroboams, tiptoes through spinneys of murdering herbs, agony dancing in his crucibles, and mixes especially for Mrs Pugh a venomous porridge unknown to toxicologists which will scald and viper through her until her ears fall off like figs, her toes grow big and black as balloons, and steam comes screaming out of her navel.
The smell of the library was always the same – the musty odour of old clothes mixed with the keener scent of unwashed bodies, creating what the chief librarian had once described as "the steam of the social soup".Peter Ackroyd
He seems to paint with tinted steam, so evanescent, and so airy.john constable
Soon shall thy arm, unconquer’d steam! afarDrag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car;Or on wide-waving wings expanded bearThe flying chariot through the field of air.erasmus darwin
In fact, maybe Metcalfe's Law is the formula for Doug Engelbart's scaling of human knowledge, just as Watt's steam engine scaled human power.andy kessler
The hollows are heavy and dankWith the steam of the Goldenrods.bayard taylor
Mr. Herschel … brought with him the calculations of the computers, and we commenced the tedious process of verification. After a time many discrepancies occurred, and at one point these discordances were so numerous that I exclaimed, "I wish to God these calculations had been executed by steam," to which Herschel replied, "It is quite possible."Charles Babbage
Prudence and justice tell me that in electricity and steam there is more love for man than in chastity and abstinence from meat.Anton Chekhov
And I never thought this life was possible,You're the yellow bird that I've been waiting for. In polaroids you were dressed in women's clothes Were you made ashamed, why'd you lock them in a drawer? Well, I don't think that I ever loved you more Well let the poets cry themselves to sleep And all their tearful words will turn back into steam The sound of loneliness makes me happierconor oberst
Daniel Webster struck me much like a steam engine in trousers.sydney smith
The hollows are heavy and dank With the steam of the Goldenrods.bayard taylor
The development of the Watt governor for steam engines, which adapted the power output of the engine automatically to the load by means of feedback , consolidated the first Industrial Revolution.
There is no machine or mechanism [as compared with the steam engine] in which the little the theorists have done is more useless. It arose, was improved and perfected by working mechanics and by them only.
Not as ours the books of old Things that steam can stamp and fold; Not as ours the books of yore Rows of type, and nothing more.