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flying machine

a vehicle that sustains itself in and propels itself through the air; an airplane, helicopter, glider, or the like.
Origin of flying machine
First recorded in 1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If there's a flying machine over there, it belongs to the government.

    Skyrider B. M. Bower
  • The flat, streamlined bulk of a flying machine, shiny and new.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • It had been cut by the men of the flying machine at its upper end, and had crumpled down into the hall.

    When the Sleeper Wakes Herbert George Wells
  • In a flying machine they took him back, and applied stimulants.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • In other words, it made the flying machine a machine in which man could fly.

  • Invent a flying machine, or invent nothing—that is your own affair.

    The Conquest of Bread Peter Kropotkin
  • Another explosion took place, this time remarkably close, and pieces of the flying machine came down, and brushed past the boys.

  • We on the other hand cross the ocean in sixteen hours in a flying machine.

    Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Right now, I am working on what I think the company could classify as a flying machine.

    Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Identically the same thing is done in the construction of the flying machine.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell

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