THE professor was handling a reaching rod--a long hollow, telescopic tube which stretched from his lips.
Astusboats use telescopic tubes to connect the floats to the main hull.
The watch sprang forward from a telescopic tube, and a bulging form came from it.
The seat was propelled up the guide rails by a gun, consisting of two telescopic tubes energised by an explosive cartridge.
The telescopic tube in the front of the instrument, when extended to its full length, was about four feet long, and there was a similar tube in the rear, which was, however, only about three feet in length.
Stoerk's endoscopic device consisted of three telescopic tubes with a bendable mechanism.
Operating the face blind firing handle initiated firing of the main gun located at the rear of the seat, the main gun being a telescopic tube with two explosive charges that fired in sequence.
Above it, Van Bryck drew up an oval shaped telescopic tube.
Modesty Blaise clicked the last two sections of the telescopic tube back into her bag alongside the pressure cylinder.
The floats are mounted on telescopic tubes and can be extended or folded on shore or on the water, making it possible to use narrow split ways or monohull marina berths.