animal power


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animal power

[′an·ə·məl ‚pau̇·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
The time rate at which muscular work is done by a work animal, such as a horse, bullock, or elephant.
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And horses aren't your only choice in draft animal power. Other possibilities include mules, donkeys, oxen, goats, and dogs.
Moving into the time of recorded history, renewable energy resources are human labor, animal power, water power, wind, and firewood.
Tedious forms of transport soon progressed in the form of sedan chairs, taxis, cabriolets and Hansoms which continued steadily into the horseless age, and often were powered by human burden whenever animal power was undesirable.
North America's smallest tractors were born as "garden tractors" shortly after World War I, when folks began trading animal power for petroleum power to keep their backyard vegetable gardens or market gardens producing.
The book covers care and training of horses, planning of the farm around animal power, and specifics of how to grow certain crops.
Archaic religion emerged with the rise of kingship, cities, trade, the use of animal power for agricultural work, and the growth of monumental architecture.
Not only was the vehicle parked improperly, but carts drawn by animal power are actually not allowed in the center and main boulevards of Sofia.
Is Henry's shooting of the fox an act of revenge on a rival for March's attention, or an attempt to absorb the fox's animal power? Is Henry's killing of Banford a murderous act, or a creative and life-enhancing deed?
But every time Hope drew near, Beauty would quickly bolt away in a stunning display of raw animal power. Hope, without discouragement, would patiently wait for Beauty to settle down and then proceed to make her way towards Beauty once again.
His reputation growing, Stephenson was asked to construct an eight-mile line from Hetton to Sunderland in 1819, the first to rely on steam and not animal power. During his pit days he became well aware of the dangers of explosions caused by the candles used to light the mines.
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