I 'ate the sight of the beast, and I'd sooner 'ave a traction-engine running about my beds than him!
I saw the horse in that brougham rear as it got opposite the traction-engine.
You also meet, if you are in luck's way, with a traction-engine; and wherever you look you perceive a church-steeple.
It is all very harmless, except the traction-engine, but it is not animated, or enlivening.
The old red flag of traction-engine law obtains at Blackheath still.
The noise is like dropping a traction-engine on a huge tin tray.
In the distance, beyond the dyke, she could see the white steam of the traction-engine and the figures of many men working.
This is the traction-engine which always came behind the old gentleman, and made such a dreadful noise.
The steering of the traction-engine was a trifle loose, so N'Soon and I drew off into a field to let this solemn procession pass.
A traction-engine grumbled its way along, shaking foundations and setting bed and ornaments a-trembling.