From the 1918 Feature:
“A little motor-gnome poked his head above the polished rim of a priming cup and, springing lithely upon the lever, sat straddle-legged on the shiny brass arm.
‘Some speed!’ he confided to his mate, the boat-gnome.
‘Snappy work, old Top,’ he of the boat replied.
‘We showed ’em what teamwork could do,’ the first diminutive chap answered, puffing out his ruddy cheeks, whereat both laughed merrily for the sheer joy of putting pep into the motor-yachting racing sport.”