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MACHINE. A contrivance which serves to apply or regulate moving power; or it is a tool more or less complicated, which is used to render useful natural instruments, Clef. des Lois Rom. h.t.
     2. The act of congress gives to inventors the right to obtain a patent right for any new and useful improvement on any art, machine, manufacture, &c. Act of congress, July 4, 1836, s. 6. See Pet. C. C. 394; 3 Wash. C. C. 443; 1 Wash. C. C. 108; 1 Wash. C. C. 168; 1 Mason, 447; Paine, 300; 4 Wash. C. C. 538; 1 How. U. S., 202; S. C. 17 Pet. 228; 2 McLean, 176.

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But the longer Bell toiled at his musical telegraph, the more he dreamed of replacing the telegraph and its cumbrous sign-language by a new machine that would carry, not dots and dashes, but the human voice.
Donning my trappings and weapons I hastened to the sheds, and soon had out both my machine and Kantos Kan's.
But the idea of a war machine fell before the declaration of Governments.
So that it was the Psychologist himself who sent forth the model Time Machine on its interminable voyage.
And while upon this matter of detail, it is remarkable that the long leverages of their machines are in most cases actuated by a sort of sham musculature of the disks in an elastic sheath; these disks become polarised and drawn closely and powerfully together when traversed by a current of electricity.
The weight of the whole machine and apparatus was seventeen pounds - leaving about four pounds to spare.
I sat the man in the ill-fitting clothes in a comfortable chair, and simply wrote words on a blackboard; and the machine simply recorded the variations of his pulse; and I simply observed his manner.
He threw his match aside, and walked to his machine.
He put all the sausages into the end of the machine that they had issued from, and turned the handle backward, and then out came the dog at the other end!
At once the machine began to play and in a few minutes Ojo put his hands to his ears to shut out the sounds and the cat snarled and Scraps began to laugh.
The rifle spoke and a German machine gunner collapsed behind his weapon.
He had slowed down and let go of the steering handle, so that the great machine crawled aimlessly about from one side of the road to the other.