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ma·chine

(mă-shēn'),
Any mechanical apparatus or device.
[L. machina, contrivance]

machine

/ma·chine/ (mah-shēn´) a mechanical contrivance for doing work or generating energy.
heart-lung machine  a combination blood pump (artificial heart) and blood oxygenator (artificial lung) used in open-heart surgery.

machine

See Heart-lung machine, Suicide machine.

ma·chine

(mă-shēn')
Any mechanical apparatus or device.
[L. machina, contrivance]

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It absorbs something of his intelligence and purpose--more of them in proportion to the complexity of the resulting machine and that of its work.
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.
But only think of his inventing this machine," interposed one of the workmen, rather unluckily.
It would be a hard task, though, to construct a machine from your description, Anna Arkadyevna," Sviazhsky said jestingly.
And that was only the beginning of a succession of strange phenomena in the heavens--cylinders, cones, pear-shaped monsters, even at last a thing of aluminium that glittered wonderfully, and that Grubb, through some confusion of ideas about armour plates, was inclined to consider a war machine.
Do you seriously believe that that machine has travelled into time?
And there was vastly more romance in being an oyster pirate or a convict than in being a machine slave.
By means of the rudder, the machine was readily turned in any direction.
eagle' and `owl', and when I wrote `falcon' he was tremendously agitated; and when I began to make an `r' at the end of the word, that machine just bounded.
He was wedged in so tight it was a hard job to get him out, and the machine ain't never worked right since.
Why, they are noth-ing to be fright-en'd at," said the machine.
The rifle spoke and a German machine gunner collapsed behind his weapon.

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