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Crusher  n.  One who, or that which, crushes.
Crusher gauge, an instrument for measuring the explosive force of gunpowder, etc., by its effect in compressing a piece of metal.

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"Crusher" Quotes from Famous Books

... steel. The tower rolls on two rails along the dock and is self-propelling. The lift is unusually short; for the reason that the weighing apparatus is removed horizontally to one side in a separate house, instead of lying vertically below the crusher. This arrangement reduces by 40 per cent. the lift of the bucket, which is of the clam-shell type of forty-four cubic feet capacity. The motive power for operating the bucket is perhaps the most massive and powerful ever installed for such service. The main hoist is directly ...
— The New York Subway - Its Construction and Equipment • Anonymous

... to her friend, she was by no means convinced of this. She knew the difference between the two men, and had a vivid recollection of hearing her own father express his opinion of Cissy's respected parent as a "Gold Shark" and "Quartz Miner Crusher." It did not, however, affect her friendship for Cissy. She only said, "Let's come!" caught Cissy around the waist, pranced with her out into the veranda, and gasped, out of breath, "Where are we ...
— From Sand Hill to Pine • Bret Harte

... that's right!" chimed in Dunk. "Hope you don't mind, Andy, but a cap or a crusher would be ...
— Andy at Yale - The Great Quadrangle Mystery • Roy Eliot Stokes

... Bele's evil race Made fall the bear of the loud-roaring mountain;[85] On his shield Bite the dust Must the giant Before the sharp-edged hammer, When the giant-crusher Stood ...
— The Younger Edda - Also called Snorre's Edda, or The Prose Edda • Snorre

... stone crusher (nominal capacity 17 tons of crushed stone per hour) belt-driven by ...
— Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910 - The Site of the Terminal Station. Paper No. 1157 • George C. Clarke

... dollars in good old U. S. yellow-backs." Matt laughed and drew from his hip pocket a roll that would have choked a hippopotamus. "Skinner, this is so rich I'll have to tell you about it, and then if you're good I'll let you be present when I put the crusher on Cappy. His plan was without a flaw. He had me right where ...
— Cappy Ricks • Peter B. Kyne

... thing, and I am glad I enrolled (for every one has been as nice as could be), but I miss you and Hope terribly. It seems years since I saw you. I am going to my cot quick. It is now eight o'clock, and I feel like I had been beaten in a stone crusher. Kiss Hope's foot ...
— Adventures and Letters • Richard Harding Davis

Words linked to "Crusher" :   device, crush

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