American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Maxim, Sir Hiram Stevens 1840-1916. American-born British inventor of an automatic, recoil-operated machine gun (1884), which was widely used during World War I. His brother Hudson (1853-1927) invented smokeless gun powder, and his son Hiram Percy (1896-1936) developed a silencer for firearms.
- After the inventor Sir Hiram Maxim (1840-1916). (Wiktionary)
“Know them by their fruits is a great maxim and another good one is Frodo's Maxim, in Lord of the Rings, as he says:”
“As General Kitchener was marching across the desert in 1897, Rudyard Kipling had already commandeered the word Maxim.”
“On a motion in March by Albert Vickers, one of Maxim’s earliest supporters, the firm would quickly strike the word Maxim from the company name and its correspondence, becoming Vickers, Ltd.”
“Whereas a young Palestinian woman killed herself in Maxim, a restaurant in Haifa (where we often eat), and killed 30 people all at once, injured dozens of others, and wiped out entire families.”
“I believe that diagram first appeared in Maxim magazine.”
“So we called Maxim, known for its lad-mag raunch-- a source there told us they too produce just one cover, which goes out to newsstands, subscribers, and advertisers alike.”
“Hecht tapped-in Maxim Afinogenov's pass from down low to give Buffalo a 1-0 lead.”
“The review, published in Maxim's March issue, gives the Crowes '"Warpaint" a rating of two-and-a-half stars out of five.”
“Next thing you know, someone will reveal that Maxim is operating out of a basement in Terre Haute.”
“Sexy Eva Mendes in Maxim and 121 cool jobs at FunnyRemix.”
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