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Pump

A pump is a machine which moves a liquid from one place to another, often upwards. Pumps need some kind of power, often kinetic energy, to make them work. Sometimes the power comes from a person. Sometimes the power comes from a motor.

                                               

Rubber band

A rubber band is a stretchable band. They can be different sizes, colours and shapes. Stephen Perry patented the rubber band in England in 1845. It is useful when is need to keep two or more items together. They are made out of latex.

                                               

Screwdriver

A screwdriver is a tool used to turn screws into something. It has an axial shaft with a tip of a certain shape that fits into the head of a screw. On the other end of the screwdriver is a cylindrical handle to be held by a persons hand. As the h ...

                                               

Sensor

A sensor is a device that measures a physical quantity and converts it into a signal which can be read by an observer or by an instrument. For example, a mercury thermometer converts the measured temperature into the expansion and contraction of ...

                                               

Sheave (mechanical)

A sheave is a wheel or roller with a groove along its edge for holding a belt, rope or cable. When hung between two supports with a belt, rope or cable, one or more sheaves make up a pulley. The words sheave and pulley are sometimes used intercha ...

                                               

Shovel

A shovel is a tool used for moving loose material. Shovels have a flat bottom head which is angled slightly from the handle to enable scooping and moving of material. Although a shovel can be used for digging, it is much less efficient than a spa ...

                                               

Shuttle

A shuttle is a tool designed to neatly and compactly store weft yarn while weaving. Shuttles are thrown or passed back and forth through the shed, between the yarn threads of the warp in order to weave in the weft. The simplest shuttles, known as ...

                                               

Sieve

A sieve is a device that is able to separate particles of different sizes. The most primitive sieve has holes of a given size, so that the particles that are smaller than the size will fall through, while those that are bigger will not. This is u ...

                                               

Siren (noisemaker)

A siren is a device that is able to produce a loud noise. Sirens can be found on emergency vehicles, like ambulances. They are also installed on buildings, to warn of tornadoes, or air raids.

                                               

Soldering iron

A soldering iron is a device used to attach pieces of metal together with solder, which is called soldering. Soldering irons are used mainly for attaching electronic components onto a circuit board with tin, but can also be used for other tasks s ...

                                               

Spindle (textiles)

A spindle is a wooden spike that has at one end a weight, mostly a circular whorl. Sometimes it has a hook at either end of the spike. It is used for spinning wool and other fibres into thread. Spindles or parts of them have been found in very, v ...

                                               

Stapler

A stapler is an office tool that is used to place thin items such as paper together. It uses a small piece of wire to put them together. The ends of the staple are pointed and go into the paper. There is also a chain of stores called Staples, whi ...

                                               

Still

A still is a tool used to clean a liquid. It does this by first boiling the liquid and turning it into a gas. This gas is then cooled, changing it back into liquid. Stills get their name from the word di still ation. Distillation is the process o ...

                                               

Stitching awl

A stitching awl is a simple tool to punch holes in leather or other material. It can also be used to make holes larger. The awl is used for sewing leather or canvas. It has a thin, tapered metal shaft, coming to a sharp point, either straight or ...

                                               

Swanscombe Heritage Park

Swanscombe Heritage Park or Swanscombe Skull Site is a 3.9 hectares geological Site of Special Scientific Interest Swanscombe in north-west Kent. The site has two Geological Conservation Review sites, and a National Nature Reserve. The park is in ...

                                               

Syphon

The word syphon can refer to any device that conducts the flow of liquids through tubes. Used in the right way, the word refers to a tube in an upside-down U shape. The tube makes liquid flow up hill. It flows higher than the source of the liquid ...

                                               

Template

A template is a tool that shows the shape of something or it is a tool to help make something. It can separate the form of something from the things inside it. In drawing, a template can be a wood, plastic or metal tool that is used to help make ...

                                               

Thumbscrew (torture)

The thumbscrew is a torture instrument which was first used in early modern Europe. It is a simple vice, sometimes with protruding studs on the interior surfaces. Victims thumbs, fingers, or toes were placed in the vice and slowly crushed. The th ...

                                               

Toolbox

A toolbox or toolkit is a box where a person stores tools. You can find them where people work with tools, like houses that are being built. Some computer programs used to make other computer programs are also called toolboxes or toolkits this is ...

                                               

Toothbrush

The toothbrush is a tool to clean teeth. The toothbrush has a small brush at the end of a handle. Toothpaste, which often contains fluoride, is commonly added to a toothbrush to help clean the teeth. Both toothpaste and toothbrushes come in many ...

                                               

Trowel

                                               

Umbrella

An umbrella is a hand tool that is used to stop rain from falling on a person. It is also used to make shade and protect people from sunlight. An umbrella made for protection from the sunlight is called a parasol. And a plastic umbrella is cheap ...

                                               

Utility pole

A utility pole, telegraph pole, telephone pole, power pole, or telegraph post is a post or pole upon which telephone network equipment is situated. Similar poles are often used for electricity cables and frequently a pole will share both power an ...

                                               

Vernier scale

A Vernier scale is a way to get a much better result when measuring how long something is or the size of an angle. Sometimes when measuring things we need to get our measurement as accurate as possible. Accuracy is important in surveying the land ...

                                               

Walker (tool)

A walker or walking frame is a tool for disabled people who need help to support and keep balance while walking. The rollator/walker is from Sweden. These are popular items in the mobility aid field. Generally there are three or four wheel rollat ...

                                               

Walking stick

A walking stick is a device used by many people to help keep their balance while walking. Others use them as an accessory. Walking sticks come in many shapes and sizes, and can be sought by collectors. Some kinds of walking stick may be used by p ...

                                               

Water turbine

A water turbine is a rotary engine that takes energy from moving water. Water turbines were developed in the nineteenth century and were widely used for industrial power prior to electrical grids. Now they are mostly used for electric power gener ...

                                               

Water wheel

For water wheels used to drive boats, see paddle wheel. For wheels used solely to lift water see noria. For factories or industries driven by water wheels see watermill. A water wheel is a hydropower system; a machine for extracting power from th ...

                                               

Watermill

A watermill is an engine that uses a water wheel or turbine to drive a mechanical process such as flour or lumber production, or metal shaping. A watermill that only generates electricity is more usually called a hydroelectric plant.

                                               

Wedge (mechanics)

A wedge is a simple machine used mainly to put in between two stones. A wedge as a tool is used to push two things apart such as the blade of a sword and knife does when it cuts wood. A wedge can also be used to lift an object or hold an object i ...

                                               

Well

A well is a hole that is dug into the Earth to get a fluid. Most wells are to get water. There are also oil well s and gas wells. A qanat is an ancient complex water well system used in the Middle East. Wells can be as simple as a hole that a buc ...

                                               

Wheel

A wheel is a disc or circle-shaped mechanical device. Its main purpose is to allow things to roll ; in other words, the wheel spins, and object on the wheels moves more easily along the ground. It is a simple machine. Most land vehicles roll on w ...

                                               

Whip

A whip is a long strand of leather or other fabric with a hard handle. When a person shakes a whip fast, it makes a loud "crack" sound, because it has broken the sound barrier. It is used for directing or hitting animals or people.

                                               

Whistle

                                               

Winch

A winch is a mechanical device that is used to adjust how tight a piece of rope is. It can also be used to pull something. The rope can be made of natural fibre, but when heavy loads need to be handled, special ropes made of iron or plastic are f ...

                                               

Windmill

A windmill is a type of working engine. It converts the winds energy into rotational energy. To do this it uses vanes called sails or blades. The energy made by windmills can be used in many ways. These include grinding grain or spices, pumping w ...

                                               

Wrench

A wrench is a tool used to provide grip and turn nuts and bolts, and similarly shaped objects. In British English, spanner is the standard term. The most common shapes are called open-ended spanner and ring spanner. The term wrench is generally u ...

                                               

Zippo

A Zippo lighter is a refillable metal lighter made by Zippo Manufacturing Company since 1933. Many different styles have been made since 1933, such as the pipe Zippo, for lighting pipes. Many people collect Zippos. Some Zippos are worth a lot of ...

                                               

Abstinence

Abstinence is a voluntary restraint from following a desire or appetite for certain bodily activities that are widely experienced as giving pleasure. Most frequently, the term refers to abstention from sexual intercourse, alcohol or food. The pra ...

                                               

Amateur

The word amateur is normally used to mean: somebody who does something without being paid for it, or without having had training or education for it. The opposite of an amateur is a professional. He or she will expect to be paid a professional fe ...

                                               

Apathy

Apathy is a state of indifference or suppression of concern, not being excited or having no passion to perform things. Apathy is often expressed by people with schizoid personality disorder, depression and schizophrenia.

                                               

Backpack

A backpack is a bag put on somebodys back. It usually has two straps that go over the shoulders. It is used to carry things in it, and it often has many compartments to carry things. People often use backpacks on camping trips, hikes, or any form ...

                                               

Beauty

Beauty is a property of certain things. Something is beautiful if it is nice to look at it, hear it, feel it, taste it, smell it or think about it.It is also the name of a feeling that is hard to describe. The nature of this feeling varies from p ...

                                               

Cauldron

A cauldron or caldron is a large metal pot for cooking and/or boiling over an open fire. It is often associated with witches. Usually, the metal used is cast iron. A cauldron is also a measure used in measuring coal.

                                               

Changing room

A changing room is a special room people use to change clothes. It is either for one person only, or it is separated by sex, that is there is one for men, and another one for women.

                                               

Cleanliness

Cleanliness means that there is no dirt, no dust, no stains, no bad smells. The goals of cleanliness are health, beauty, no offensive odor and to avoid the spreading of dirt and contaminants to oneself and others. In the case of glass objects suc ...

                                               

Cohabitation

Cohabitation is an arrangement where people who are romantically or sexually attracted to each other live together, without being married. In most cases, the two people will be of opposite sex, but the term can also be used to describe same-sex r ...

                                               

Common sense

For the pamphlet by Thomas Paine see Common Sense pamphlet Common sense means what people would agree about. It is a personal judgement based on the facts of a situation. Common sense is usually the simplest and most direct account of a situation ...

                                               

Commuting

Commuting is the act of travelling from home to a workplace every day. A commuter is a person who commutes. This was uncommon until the 19th century, when the word was invented for people who used public transport daily. For many commuters, home ...

                                               

Competition

A competition or contest is an event where people get together to see who is the best at something. Someone who takes part in a competition is called a competitor. The competitors compete against one another. The person who wins may get a prize. ...

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