Origin of self-acting
Examples from the Web for self-acting
When the scars or grooves in which a habit runs are made deep, the habit becomes automatic or self-acting and perhaps involuntary.Alcohol and the Human Brain|Joseph Cook
Not if he is a wise man, and has a patent Nelson self-acting parachute fastened to him all the time!The Boy Scouts at the Panama-Pacific Exposition|Howard Payson
A gentle pressure on the trigger revealed the pleasing fact that the revolver was of a self-acting type.A Lively Bit of the Front|Percy F. Westerman
We have considered, on a former page, that we are not to look for the self-acting individuals among the workingmen as a class.The Holy Earth|L. H. Bailey
The engine is self-acting, and can be driven either by hand or by a steam-engine or other motive power.