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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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Nobody; the incident that you have in mind was caused by my folly in leaving a machine in action with nothing to act upon, while I undertook the interminable task of enlightening your understanding.
I'm going to wish you good night; and I'll add the hope that the machine which you inadvertently left in action will have her gloves on the next time you think it needful to stop her.
What is more, I have a big machine nearly finished in there'--he indicated the laboratory--`and when that is put together I mean to have a journey on my own account.
You mean to say that that machine has travelled into the future?
Here, in this atmosphere of bohemianism, I could not but contrast the scene with my scene of the day before, sitting at my machine, in the stifling, shut-in air, repeating, endlessly repeating, at top speed, my series of mechanical motions.
And I knew that on the morrow I would not go back to my machine at the cannery.
This model (which, through want of time, we have necessarily described in an imperfect manner,) was put in action at the Adelaide Gallery, where it accomplished a velocity of five miles per hour; although, strange to say, it excited very little interest in comparison with the previous complex machine of Mr.
Osborne, was kept a profound secret from the public - the only persons entrusted with the design being those actually engaged in the construction of the machine, which was built (under the superintendence of Mr.
You always forget," observed his companion, "that the reliable machine always has to be worked by an unreliable machine.
I mean Man," said Father Brown, "the most unreliable machine I know of.
And now," continued the machine, "I must stop talk-ing and be-gin think-ing a-gain of a way to es-cape from this rock.
Levin," Vronsky said, smiling, "but most likely he has never seen the machines he condemns; or if he has seen and tried any, it must have been after a queer fashion, some Russian imitation, not a machine from abroad.
It is held by blacks; but the machine guns out in front are manned by whites.
He threw his match aside, and walked to his machine.
And in that day there won't be any destruction of the machines.