Sentence Examples

  • In dropping it dislodges the detent of the reducing slide, and the slide springs forward and reduces the flow of the sugar.
  • A 4-lb weight lodges the detent of the cut-off slide: The slide springs forward and cuts off the flow.
  • And when the short brush is stopped a rod from the shaft frees a spring detent which keeps the drum in position and tips it over.
  • The tea is shot out and falls into a receptacle below, and the drum makes a quarter of a revolution, and is again held in position by the detent with an empty compartment at top ready for the next filling.

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