Now they could hear other sounds coming from inside it, sounds that made Eddie think of some huge truck engine stripping its gears.
I hit the emergency stop button, thinking the goddam thing was stripping its gears or something.
Paul was mad, and the delicate mechanism that kept him from hurting her stripped its gears.
It sounded like some heavy piece of machinery in the process of stripping its gears.
And one of the people who stripped the Fed's gears is Mr. Greenspan himself.
After pulling his bridge-work out completely ("you stripped his gears!"
Don't look so damned frightened-I haven't stripped my gears.
Got us acclimated a little at a time so we wouldn't strip our gears completely, I imagine.
Don't look so damned frightened - I haven't stripped my gears.
But, if they don't it just strips their gears, much like any other drug that over-excites a process.