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Accumulator  n.  
One who, or that which, accumulates, collects, or amasses.
(Mech.) An apparatus by means of which energy or power can be stored, such as the cylinder or tank for storing water for hydraulic elevators, the secondary or storage battery used for accumulating the energy of electrical charges, etc.
A system of elastic springs for relieving the strain upon a rope, as in deep-sea dredging.

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"Accumulator" Quotes from Famous Books

... flow steadily out, while he toils with renewed and anxious labors to keep the repository full. Oftener, the great magazine of accumulated gold and silver, which he never found time to enjoy, is rifled by others at his death. He was the toiler and the accumulator—the slave who only produced. Miners, pearl-divers, gold-washers are we, my friend; but what we gather we fail to possess in that true sense of possession which involves delight and satisfaction. For us the ...
— All's for the Best • T. S. Arthur

... characteristics of the attention of genius could not be evoked by an "interesting" teacher, however subtle his art; nor could any accumulation of passive experiences become such an accumulator of ...
— Spontaneous Activity in Education • Maria Montessori

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