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mowing machine

[moh-ing] /ˈmoʊ ɪŋ/
a machine for mowing or cutting down grass, grain, etc.
Also called mower.
Origin of mowing machine
An Americanism dating back to 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There it luxuriates, and defies the scythe and the mowing machine.

  • A man rounded the corner of the house before them, pushing a mowing machine.

    Just Patty Jean Webster
  • Hay may be made quickly by starting the tedder an hour behind the mowing machine.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • He'll sell you a mowing machine and the grass seed to grow the hay to cut with it.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He had rather see the farmer riding at ease in a mowing machine than bending his back over a scythe.

    Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson
  • The manner of it was decapitation, the instrument a mowing machine.

  • He assumed a patronizing air towards the mowing machine Man.

    An American Girl Abroad Adeline Trafton
  • The whir of the scythes and the clatter of the mowing machine came from the distant meadows.

    Timothy's Quest Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • The animal feeds on grass alone, its enormous lip acting like a mowing machine, forming a path before it as it feeds.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • The horses front teeth are his mowing machine, with which he cuts down the grass.

    Natural Wonders Edwin Tenney Brewster

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