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a head of steam

Momentum; the energy needed to move forward. The protests against the corrupt organization picked up a head of steam when the national media started covering the story.
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Behold, therefore, the whole party safely transferred to the good steamer Cincinnati, and sweeping up the river under a powerful head of steam.
THE owner of the Head of Steam pubs has taken a hit to its profits after investing heavily during the last 12 months.
The Head of Steam, which replaces the former Harvester on Church Street in the city centre, features all manner of local locorelated ephemera - from waiting room leather booths with overhead luggage racks and departure boardstyle signs, to feature walls adorned with pictures of huge industrial cogs and pistons.
Camerons is producing 2,500 pints of the beer which will be on tap at its two Head of Steam pubs in Newcastle and also Tilley's bar in the city, and Heads of Steamin Tynemouth and Durham, plus the Ship Isis pub in Sunderland.
Tony Brookes, who used to run the Head of Steam in St George's Square, salvaged the neon sign from outside Allassio coffee lounge in Railway Street.
Along with the Cardiff-based brewery's bar, another new craft beer hub called Head of Steam has applied for a licence and a new Vietnamese cafe called Pho is currently being worked on.
Camerons brewery say their first The Head of Steam venuewill open in Cardiffthis autumn.
Throw in spirits, wines and cocktails galore and the Head of Steam plans to offer an ever-changing feast of flavours.
As soon as you step over the threshold you will discover what the Head of Steam is all really about -- it's bright and airy but full-strength industrial, too.
The new pub will be called The Head of Steam, like 12 other sites across the north of England.
A NEW Head of Steam pub will be opening in Liverpool - and the chain's owner says that it will be very different from the previous Head of Steam at Lime Street.
AMANDA PERRETT loves nothing more than a winner at her local track, Goodwood, and provides us with a 'list horse' on the Sussex Downs today with HEAD OF STEAM.
Meanwhile HEAD OF STEAM looks attractive for Amanda Perrett in the hugely competitive seven-furlong handicap (2.55) at Goodwood.
PHILADELPHIA will have to win their five remaining games to have a chance at a play-off spot, but victories tonight in Seattle and again at Miami next week might give them a head of steam and they look a buy-to-sell proposition on Sporting's Super Bowl index, writes Simon Milham.