A man came there again just the other day, too, and said he wanted to read the gas-meter.
A register of these revolutions is made by machinery similar to a gas-meter.
Peter, you might pretend you've come to inspect the gas-meter or the milk or something.
Last night I happened to fall into conversation with a young Irishman who had come to read the gas-meter in my house.
He said he came to read the gas-meter, so I took him down into the cellar and the gas-meter had been taken away.
He put a penny into the slot of the gas-meter, and soon the flat was reeking with metallic fumes.
The stout editor of the Copper-Snake took a packet of greasy newspapers from the gas-meter.
It caused a peculiar clicking sound, as though he had something between a giggle and a gas-meter at work in his neck.