The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
"I have spent the whole day," said [Holmes], "over Lloyd's registers and files of the old papers, following the future career of every vessel which touched at Pondicherry in January and February of 1883. There were thirty-six ships of fair tonnage which were reported there during those months. Of these, one, the Lone Star, instantly attracted my attention, since, although it was reported as having cleared from London, the name is that which is given to one of the states of the Union" (Orange.170).
"We are now," said [Stark], "actually within the hydraulic press, and it would be a particularly unpleasant thing for us if anyone were to turn it on. The ceiling of this small chamber is really the end of the descending piston, and it comes down with the force of many tons upon this metal floor. There are small lateral columns of water outside which receive the force, and which transmit and multiply it in the manner which is familiar to you" (Thumb.113).
Here is an advertisement which will interest you [...] It appeared in all the papers about a year ago. Listen to this: "Lost, on the 9th inst, Mr. Jeremiah Hayling, aged twenty-six, a hydraulic engineer. Left his lodgings at ten o'clock at night and has not been heard of since. Was dressed in –" etc.,etc. Ha! That represents the last time the colonel needed to have his machine overhauled, I fancy (Thumb.133).