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steam-powered

Old-fashioned or underpowered; archaic. This term does not have a strong negative loading and may even be used semi-affectionately for something that clanks and wheezes a lot but hangs in there doing the job.
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But with a steam-powered ship that was needed was fuel to run the engine.
Steam-powered Sentinel DG6 bus (called Elizabeth) at Whitby in Yorkshire, pictured by Tony Madsen
A British-built steam supercar has broken an 103-year-old world land speed record for steam-powered vehicles.
By expanding the realm of steam-powered travel--just as Henry Hudson had pushed the boundaries of traditional seamanship two centuries before--Robert Fulton helped make the Hudson Valley accessible to new generations of pioneering spirits.
exhibits a 1930s replica of the original steam-powered Fardier de Cugnot, but it wanted to go a step further.
The steam-powered APT14HC requires no electrical power, making it suitable for hazardous environments, and it operates even in a vacuum.
It's the last original steam-powered cider mill in the U.
Besides being larger than today's Nimitz-class carriers, the new generation will switch the steam-powered catapults to electromagnetic catapults; redesign the island structure, which merges the separate island and mast of the old carriers into a single, smaller compact unit; and a newly designed nuclear power plant.
As a two-person company founded in 1927, Heath & Sherwood provided diamond drilling contracting and manufactured the equipment for local mining clients, such as steam-powered drills that bored to depths of approximately 100 to 150 feet.
And fortunately Alec French Architects have avoided the temptation to do so in the company of the SS Great Britain; the iron-hulled, steam-powered, screw-propeller-driven liner, designed and built in Bristol in the mid-1800s by legendary engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
As well as the chance to see a 19th Century beam engine working under steam power, there was a demonstration of steam-powered model boats by members of the Wearside Model Power Boat Club.
The film, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo (``Akira''), displays some clever steam-powered gadgetry that stands in for today's technology as its young hero, Ray Steam (voiced by Anna Paquin), tries to prevent a new fuel source called a ``steam ball'' from being used for the wrong reasons.