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  • n. Plural form of automaton.


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  • Finding the kill switch for the automatons is not easy, and the scrambled instructions scream at Talos like the howls of dying angels.

    NaNoWriMo Post 1: Talos’ Story « The Graveyard

  • His accomplishment isn’t sure, based onthe life span of the Terminator series, yet, his younger self will always be pursued by Terminators sent by the automatons from the future for the only reason that he will be the head of the heroic few who will challenge the upcoming leaders of the humankind.

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  • Ron DeCorte is a master watch maker who creates his own timepieces, restores complex mechanisms, and has a deep interest in automatons.

    Boing Boing: February 19, 2006 - February 25, 2006 Archives

  • Their eyes are continually upon the watch to see which feature is most regarded; their mouths are opened by certain rules; and their limbs are thrown into motion by a kind of mechanic rule, which conveys the idea of automatons moved by the springs of art, and robbing nature of her choicest gifts.

    The Old Woman

  • The Black Hole, but it turns out he's a big fat liar, and the automatons are the remains of his crew.

    Empire News

  • Instead, we simply must be Limbaugh's automatons, which is to say racist, fascist thugs.

    National Review Online

  • Laplace and Monge are even "automatons," so many calculating machines; Lavoisier, "reputed father of every discovery causing a sensation in the world, has not an idea of his own;" he steals from others without comprehending them, and

    The French Revolution - Volume 3

  • Rainer Buland, an academic at the University of Salzburg music faculty who studies play, said in an interview that a fascination with toys which appear to be alive goes all the way back to the first "automatons" in the 18th century.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Were these UU figures automatons simply repeating their views today, in the context of today, rather than in their time, yeah, we might be less enthralled.

    "Famous UU" revisionism

  • The characters are cookie-cutter automatons, generic archetypes you find in every low-rent horror movie.

    Rabid Rewind: The Cavern


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