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AEolipyle   Listen
noun
AEolipyle, AEolipile  n.  (Written also eolipile)  An apparatus consisting chiefly of a closed vessel (as a globe or cylinder) with one or more projecting bent tubes, through which steam is made to pass from the vessel, causing it to revolve. Note: Such an apparatus was first described by Hero of Alexandria about 200 years b. c. It has often been called the first steam engine.






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