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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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As described in his MoH citation, while leading his company against heavy machine-gun fire, Lt.
The Taliban were deliberately targeting the machine-gun but I continued to fire the weapon.
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Corporal Dover dug up his machine-gun on three different occasions.
I have shown these juxtapositions of machine-gun demonstrations with semi-automatic commentaries, which last just a few seconds, to introductory sociology classes.
From Fort Frederic, the garrison easily commanded the slopes and floor of the ravine below with small-arms and machine-gun fire It was into this valley and under the guns of the Grenadian garrison that the helicopters of Delta Force flew at 6:30 that morning.
It continued that they seized a vehicle carrying a machine-gun and anti-tank launcher and ammunition amassed contains various types of ammunition" .
Ehlers' company was pinned down in an open field by fire from machine-gun nests and two mortar pits.