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Synonyms for machine

Synonyms for machine

any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks

an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently

a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point

a group that controls the activities of a political party

a motor vehicle with four wheels

turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery

make by machinery

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He was wedged in so tight it was a hard job to get him out, and the machine ain't never worked right since.
What business had his slave to be marching round the country, inventing machines, and holding up his head among gentlemen?
If I noticed any improvement in his machine, he would be delighted.
How well are the machine sheds at the barracks guarded?
That a private gentleman should have such a machine at his command was not likely.
Then, when we had all imitated the action of the Medical Man, he said: `Now I want you clearly to understand that this lever, being pressed over, sends the machine gliding into the future, and this other reverses the motion.
At first, I say, the handling-machine did not impress me as a machine, but as a crablike creature with a glittering integument, the controlling Martian whose delicate tentacles actuated its movements seeming to be simply the equivalent of the crab's cerebral portion.
The only propelling force it ever exhibited, was the mere impetus acquired from the descent of the inclined plane ; and this impetus carried the machine farther when the vanes were at rest, than when they were in motion - a fact which sufficiently demonstrates their inutility ; and in the absence of the propelling, which was also the sustaining power, the whole fabric would necessarily descend.
No machine can lie," said Father Brown; "nor can it tell the truth.
There smoked and meditated a person in khaki, an engineer, who presently took an interest in Bert's machine.
It is natural for a man who does not understand the workings of a machine to imagine that a shaving that has fallen into it by chance and is interfering with its action and tossing about in it is its most important part.
Joey quite enjoyed doing this, and you could see that the sausages were excellent by the way he licked his fingers after touching them, but soon there were no more pieces of pork, and just then a dear little Irish terrier-dog came trotting down the street, so what did Joey do but pop it into the machine and it came out at the other end as sausages.
I must admit that I haven't a clear record," answered the machine.
He could see officers and men moving about in them and almost in front of him a well-hidden machine gun was traversing No Man's Land in an oblique direction, striking the British at such an angle as to make it difficult for them to locate it.
The great limbs of the athlete made the heavy machine spring and quiver with every stroke; while the mignon grey figure with the laughing face, and the golden curls blowing from under the little pink-banded straw hat, simply held firmly to her perch, and let the treadles whirl round beneath her feet.