flying machine


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flying machine

n.
A machine designed for flight, especially an early experimental type of aircraft.

fly′ing machine`


n.
Older Use. an airborne vehicle.
[1730–40]
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Henson, the projector of the late unsuccessful flying machine - with two seamen from Woolwich - in all, eight persons.
Struck in mid-air, a trifle of a flying machine, all its delicate gears tangled and disrupted, Cocky fell to the floor in a shower of white feathers, which, like snowflakes, eddied slowly down after, and after the plummet-like descent of the cat, so that some of them came to rest on her back, startling her tense nerves with their gentle impact and making her crouch closer while she shot a swift glance around and overhead for any danger that might threaten.
I was then for a time the Head of the finest Flying Machine that was ever known to exist, and we did many wonderful things.
They were of the brotherhood of visionaries who likewise predicted the building of ships that would cross the Atlantic in five days, the invention of a flying machine, lighting by electricity, telephonic communication without wires, and other Arabian Night marvels.
You have left the real and solid earth and are up in the air with a word for a flying machine.
Pictures of flying and flying machines returned to the newspapers; articles and allusions increased and multiplied in the serious magazines.
I tell you, sir," he said, "there isn't a big Power in Europe, OR Asia, OR America, OR Africa, that hasn't got at least one or two flying machines hidden up its sleeve at the present time.
Contract notice: Purchase of a kit to assemble a flying machine cell; either a plane or a ulm (ultra light motorised).
FLYING MACHINE Ahtoug has run with the best and can take advantage of a big opportunity in the King's Stand
Rowland Emett and his flying machine 'powered by copper butterflies and <B wandering hot-air brazier with automatic damper', pictured in April 1969
Ford will sponsor a team that builds a flying machine in the image of an iconic Ford car.
OLYMPIC gold medallist Jade Jones swapped her Taekwondo outfit for a water flying machine over the weekend.