A machine that gets its motive power by pneumatic pressure will produce pretty effects by scientific refinements.
What is it originates, directs, and controls the motive power?
At an early date sawmills had been established upon the streams, using the water as motive power.
Any one of them, Carpenter said, was ample for motive power.
The motive power is supplied by two four-cylinder petrol engines of the Daimler type, each giving 36 h.p.
But you've got to admit that they haven't got either the motive power or the money.
For a beginning take the possibility of the application of electricity as a motive power in the operation of the railroad.
In your motive power see to it there is no mixture of vanity with duty.
Sometimes the motive power of their progress is the reception of truths of science, art, literature, or religion.
A few years ago the motive power for most manufactures was steam.