mowing-machine love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine for mowing grass.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • If you look at a mowing-machine, you will see it is nothing but a lot of shears.

    Acres of Diamonds

  • If a woman can invent a mowing-machine, if a woman can invent a Jacquard loom, if a woman can invent a cotton-gin, if a woman can invent a trolley switch-as she did and made the trolleys possible; if a woman can invent, as Mr. Carnegie said, the great iron squeezers that laid the foundation of all the steel millions of the United States,

    Acres of Diamonds

  • Its enormous lips act like a mowing-machine, and form a path of short-cropped grass as it feeds.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

  • I am often in disgrace for idleness, for laughing; but even as Miss Matthews grumbles at my feather-headed carelessness, I catch sight of something moving — a speck of sun perhaps on a picture, or the donkey drawing the mowing-machine across the lawn; or a sail that passes between the laurel leaves, so that I am never cast down.

    The Waves

  • The last rain had beaten down a lot of the first-year grass, and it could not pick up again, so Nils had put on the mowing-machine.

    A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings

  • As for a mowing-machine and a harrow, he could buy them in any of the towns, and send up from there.

    The Growth of the Soil

  • Look! red and blue, wonderful to see, with a heap of teeth and a heap of knives, with joints and arms and screws and wheels — a mowing-machine.

    The Growth of the Soil

  • But in the little time the haymaking lasted there came a stranger or so, folk wanting to see the mowing-machine.

    The Growth of the Soil

  • The mowing-machine was useful now; and a good thing, too, to have three active women that could take a turn at the haymaking.

    The Growth of the Soil

  • Wind and rain, but he is glad at heart; a mowing-machine and a harrow down at the quay; he had seen them.

    The Growth of the Soil

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.