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A portable pump for inflating bicycle tyres.
- ‘He helped his daughter make a rocket launcher using a 2 liter bottle and a bicycle pump.’
- ‘Will the person who took my bicycle pump please return it?’
- ‘Someone has to write the instructions for your wristwatch, or toaster oven, or bicycle pump, or sunglasses.’
- ‘Pitch a tent in 10 seconds with a refillable CO 2 canister, or in a minute with a bicycle pump.’
- ‘When the Universe was more compressed, it was hotter, just as the air in a bicycle pump gets hot when it is compressed.’
- ‘The same nebulizer can be activated by the pressure of oxygen from a tank, or of air from an ordinary bicycle pump.’
- ‘He needed practical help, and that help came from a retired mechanical engineer who made a suck-blow device from a dental plate, part of a bicycle pump, an empty ball point pen and a paint brush.’
- ‘The simplest demonstration of Boyle's Law is a hand bicycle pump.’
- ‘One early launch account, for example, describes rocket fuel being loaded by bicycle pump.’
- ‘I had not moved more than a mere 5 metres when a man passed me slowly on his two-wheeler with, surprise, surprise, a bicycle pump strapped to his luggage carrier.’
- ‘Those bicycle pumps are hard to operate after a hundred or so pushes.’
- ‘Here rooms can accumulate mystery detritus: half eaten packets of biscuits, journals, clothing, bicycle pumps.’
- ‘The only thing that stood between me and two-wheeled nirvana was the complete lack of bicycle pumps in the town.’
- ‘They bring in staplers and photographs of their cars, lesson plans and bicycle pumps - uses of technology they liked or hated.’
- ‘I got the elusive bicycle pump attachment yesterday.’
- ‘Normally this is a problem, especially when I found a rusty bicycle pump in my garage.’
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