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flying machine

noun
1.
a vehicle that sustains itself in and propels itself through the air; an airplane, helicopter, glider, or the like.
Origin of flying machine
1730-1740
First recorded in 1730-40
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  • We on the other hand cross the ocean in sixteen hours in a flying machine.

    Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • The flying machine must move faster than the air to which it is opposed.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • Identically the same thing is done in the construction of the flying machine.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • If his absorption was simply in his flying machine, she could wait.

    Glory of Youth Temple Bailey
  • And how people ridiculed Darius Green and his flying machine!

    Steve and the Steam Engine Sara Ware Bassett
  • Why that looks to me like one of the planes of the flying machine!

    The Rover Boys in the Air

    Edward Stratemeyer
  • What fun a fellow could have if he had a flying machine and knew how to run it!

    The Rover Boys in the Air

    Edward Stratemeyer
  • All thought it mean that anybody should try to damage the flying machine.

    The Rover Boys in the Air

    Edward Stratemeyer
  • Well, that's a lesson to remember in running a flying machine.

    The Rover Boys in the Air

    Edward Stratemeyer
  • But even as he spoke there came a sudden snap from the flying machine.

    The Rover Boys in the Air

    Edward Stratemeyer

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