We have no meanings for "work the pumps" in our records yet.
Some of the women offered to try and work the pumps.
It was necessary to repair the damages at once, and to work the pumps.
It was tiring enough to work the pumps, but there were plenty of volunteers.
Let half a watch at a time work the pumps.
Though I had been actively engaged, I felt able once more to work the pumps.
The crew were too exhausted to work the pumps, and for eight days the BRITANNIA was tossed about in the hurricane like a shuttlecock.
Almost everybody would soon be visible except for two men in the sickbay who were too ill even to work the pumps if required.
Frank worked the pumps which supplied him with air, and Cato managed the boat.
As on the previous night, while part of the crew slept, the rest worked the pumps and kept a look-out.
That works the pumps; and the pumps suck the water out of the fields, and it is poured out into the canals.
But, after fighting the flames and working the pumps all day, they were reluctantly forced to abandon the good ship to her fate.
The sea began to rise and break in fearful power; the leak had already increased so, that two men were continually kept working the pumps.
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