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machinery

  1. items of capital such as a lathe or ROBOT welder which are used in production. See PLANT, EQUIPMENT, CAPITAL STOCK, FIXED ASSET.
  2. procedures for the conduct of negotiations between trade unions and management and the settlement of disputes. See PROCEDURAL AGREEMENT, GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE, DISPUTES PROCEDURE.
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I have a machine in there that lost its temper and cut up rough.
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.
Once I worked at my machine for thirty-six consecutive hours.
Upon this assurance the people came forward with subscriptions to build a second machine.
1] A machine of this description was really the invention of a young colored man in Kentucky.
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.
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.
No machine can lie," said Father Brown; "nor can it tell the truth.
Then he goes up to the machine and yells out to Ole Iverson, "Hello, partner, let me up there.
Why, they are noth-ing to be fright-en'd at," said the machine.
Es it ein ganz einfaches Ding," and he began to explain the construction of the machine.
The rifle spoke and a German machine gunner collapsed behind his weapon.