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(quote-book)|year=1928|page=1|passage="Joe, how soon will you be ready to roll?" Frank Hardy burst into the garage where his brother was working on a sleek, black-and-silver motorcycle. "Right now, if this machine kicks over," Joe replied, putting down a wrench.
Especially, the group that controls a political or similar organization; a combination of persons acting together for a common purpose, with the agencies which they use.
- The whole machine of government, civil and religious, ought never to bear upon the people with a weight so oppressive
Supernatural agency in a poem, or a superhuman being introduced to perform some exploit.
- I am apt to think, that the changing of the Trojan fleet into water-nymphs, which is the most violent machine in the whole Æneid(.)
The system of interest groups that supports a political party, especially in urban areas.
1902, ''The Friend''
- A machine politician cannot see why the straight ticket (as be and his clique of party bosses prepare it) should not be voted by every citizen belonging to that party.
2006, Jerry F. Hough, ''Changing Party Coalitions: The Mystery of the Red State-blue State Alignment'', Algora Publishing (ISBN), page 37
- In essence, therefore, the right-fork strategy of the Democrats meant an alliance of the South with the political machines built on the non-Protestant immigrants in key Northeastern states.
2013, Paul M. Green, Melvin G. Holli, ''The Mayors: The Chicago Political Tradition, fourth edition'', SIU Press (ISBN), page 126
- He was thrust into a political maelstrom for which he was ill-prepared, and yet he was, most notably, the Chicago machine&39;s political savior.
(RQ:Cleland Fanny Hill)
A contrivance in the Ancient Greek theatre for indicating a change of scene, by means of which a god might cross the stage or deliver a divine message; the ex machina.
*1823, (w), ''Journals and Letters'', Penguin 2001, p. 512:
- One Machine only was provided for Bathers, the Limitted smoothness of the sands not extending widely enough to admit another.
to make by machinery.
to shape or finish by machinery.