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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
1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The use of the flying machine was no longer confined to the eccentric.
  • Now you hear a low hum, and over the horizon appears a flying machine.
  • These are the kinds of issues that any future flying machine that's intended for extensive global use needs to face.
  • His chief inspiration was birds, reflected in drawings of a flying machine fashioned to stay aloft by flapping its wings.
  • There are flying machine gadgets and there are the chimpanzee's antics.
  • Because the bank is threatening to foreclose on their mortgage, he intends to turn the house into a flying machine and escape.
  • No invention has inspired more awe than the flying machine.
  • Design and build a catapult, a bridge, or a flying machine.

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