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/French miʃəlɛ̃/
André (ɑ̃dre). 1853–1931, French industrialist; founder, with his brother Édouard Michelin (1859–1940), of the Michelin Tyre Company (1888): the first to use demountable pneumatic tyres on motor vehicles
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  • The following year saw Cody winning another michelin prize for a cross-country competition.

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  • michelin has been more fortunate than I have,” he said deliberately.

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  • Ah, Prince, have you heard that michelin has already sold his picture?

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  • Princess: He gave out a laugh when old michelin slipped on the threshold.

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  • No, the Prince preferred the early morning, but michelin has an appointment he must keep with Vandervelde at noon.

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Word Origin and History for michelin


type of tires, 1902, from French motor vehicle manufacturers André (1853-1931) and Édouard (1859-1940) Michelin, who first made the tires.

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