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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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Of course, a plastics expert should be more knowledgeable than a metal machinist about the variety of plastics materials available and what uses they're best suited for.
As time goes by, the machinist regains some of the confidence lost at the downturn.
The Machinist keeps its narrative cards close to its chest, refusing to tip the wink until the final frames when the source of Trevor's anguish becomes clear.
In a written statement to the US authorities, Johnnie Lauridsen Nielsen, the machinist, reportedly said that the practice was an "unwritten rule" on ships owned and operated by A.
Linda Layton, of the International Association of Machinists District 143, tells of her experience as a ticket agent for an airline in Southern California.
The fragile marriage between Eastern's managers and workers has ended in bitter divorce, with machinists union leader Charlie Bryan and Eastern chairman Frank Borman deciding they would rather give the company to Lorenzo than work with each other.
It is about time employers and unions woke up to the fact that there are many men who would fill these skilled machinist vacancies if only given the chance.
Machinist was having his first outing in the colours of the Jenny & Mark Pitman Racing Club when appearing at Glorious Goodwood.
Another drawback that occurs on the floor is when a machinist with programming knowledge decides to change a programmed part because he or she may want to do it a different way.
Ohio) with responsibility for American Machinist and several other Penton titles.
I'm not saying Machinist will win at Ayr but he is a nice horse," emphasised the North Yorkshire trainer.