CYLINDER in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CYLINDER
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
cylinder
 n.  a solid geometric figure with straight parallel sides and a circular or oval section
Classic Sentence:
1  It was the clank of the levers and the swish of the leaking cylinder.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
2  He had picked from a drawer a little tarnished cylinder, and, undoing the tape, he handed me a short note scrawled upon a half-sheet of slate-grey paper.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
3  Across the centre of it was lying a little cylinder of blue-grey paper.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
4  Then, with a cry of satisfaction, he bent forward and picked up a little brazen cylinder.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
5  He came out of the pawn-office joyfully, making a little cylinder, of the coins between his thumb and fingers.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In COUNTERPARTS
6  She's no use: I've got all the records I want of the Lisson Grove lingo; and I'm not going to waste another cylinder on it.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT II
7  It is hooped round with a hollow cylinder of adamant, four feet yards in diameter, placed horizontally, and supported by eight adamantine feet, each six yards high.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER III.
8  On leaning over, the eye is lost in a deep cylinder of brick which is filled with a heaped-up mass of shadows.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—HOUGOMONT
9  I think that the cylinders which you gave me contained more than you intended me to know; but I can see that there are in your record many lights to this dark mystery.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
10  All the manuscript had been burned, and the blue flames were flickering amongst the white ashes; the cylinders of your phonograph too were thrown on the fire, and the wax had helped the flames.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
11  But I had not much time to give him, because I was helping the engine-driver to take to pieces the leaky cylinders, to straighten a bent connecting-rod, and in other such matters.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
12  The servants cut our bread into cones, cylinders, parallelograms, and several other mathematical figures.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
13  Guess the cylinders are jam-cram-full of carbon again.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
Example Sentence:
1  He picked up and inspected a large semi cylinder of the thin white bark of a sycamore.
2  I saw an armored protective cylinder around a revolving gun turret on that warship.
3  I knew at once by the whishing sound that there was a slight leakage, which allowed a regurgitation of water through one of the side cylinders.
4  Lead weights and air cylinders encumbered the divers as they walked to the shore.