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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
1815-25, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • And as much softer than the noise of mowing-machine hum, as the machines which make it are more delicate and more curious.

    Madam How and Lady Why Charles Kingsley
  • He ran toward the mowing-machine, waving his hands and shouting.

    Bobby of Cloverfield Farm Helen Fuller Orton
  • Her back is turned towards Jacob, who is examining the mowing-machine, which will soon be again needed.

    Doctor Cupid Rhoda Broughton
  • A mowing-machine wheel is keyed to the outer end of the tumbling rod.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • He was a kind old fellow, and I tinkered up his mowing-machine and put a new valve in his leaking pump to square my account.

    Many Fronts Lewis R. Freeman
  • There is not much fear of his meddling with the mowing-machine ever again.

    Doctor Cupid Rhoda Broughton
  • Valentia had been hurt at the tone in which Harry had given his orders, and turned from him to help to find the mowing-machine.

    The Limit Ada Leverson
  • Plunkitt, the head gardener, came along, trundling a mowing-machine.

    The Younger Set Robert W. Chambers
  • And Cuffy thought that they must be drawing the mowing-machine.

    The Tale of Cuffy Bear Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Among the things I learned to do was the way to run a mowing-machine.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader Elinore Pruitt Stewart

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