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locomobile

[loh-kuh-moh-buh l, -beel] /ˌloʊ kəˈmoʊ bəl, -bil/
adjective
1.
automotive; self-propelling.
noun
2.
a self-propelled vehicle, traction engine, or the like.
Origin of locomobile
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; See origin at locomotive, mobile
Related forms
locomobility
[loh-kuh-moh-bil-i-tee] /ˌloʊ kə moʊˈbɪl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • The locomobile kept this name forever after in Meyerhofer's house.

    Dame Care Hermann Sudermann
  • The locomobile runs very evenly and smoothly, and with very little noise, a welcome change after the very audible explosion motor.

    The Romance of Modern Invention Archibald Williams
  • Frau Elsbeth mutely shook her head, and went into the house just as the locomobile arrived before the gate.

    Dame Care Hermann Sudermann
  • He had found it lying on the locomobile the day the work was begun again, and had carried it about with him ever since.

    Dame Care Hermann Sudermann
  • Next morning, when the locomobile was pulled out, a strange rattling, scrunching sound was heard on the threshold of the shed.

    Dame Care Hermann Sudermann
  • Creaking and rattling, the locomobile came staggering out into the yard.

    Dame Care Hermann Sudermann

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