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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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You know well enough that when I say 'machine' I do not mean a man, but something that man has made and controls."
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.
But, in all the experiments made with models at the Adelaide Gallery, it was found that the operation of these fans not only did not propel the machine, but actually impeded its flight.
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. "They try to make folks be-lieve that they are ver-y ter-ri-ble, but as a mat-ter of fact the Wheel-ers are harm-less e-nough to an-y one that dares to fight them.
Anna took a knife and fork in her beautiful white hands covered with rings, and began showing how the machine worked.
The rifle spoke and a German machine gunner collapsed behind his weapon.