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  • noun Plural form of flivver.


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  • There are also flying machines called flivvers that are never fully explained.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • The two Cameron cars stood in the station yard, and as the other waiting cars, taxicabs and "flivvers" departed, "the sacred odor of gasoline," which Jennie had remarked upon, was soon dissipated.

    Ruth Fielding Down East Or, The Hermit of Beach Plum Point

  • Johnny Gamble was compelled reluctantly to enter "flivvers" against his days 'labors; and on Tuesday at two o'clock Constance called him up.

    Five Thousand an Hour : how Johnny Gamble won the heiress

  • The first ones I remember were the flying flivvers, autogyros or cars that sprouted wings.


  • The first ones I remember were the flying flivvers, autogyros or cars that sprouted wings.


  • And as I was jogging along in a dream as dozing I was dawdling, arrah, methought broadtone was heard and the creepers and the gliders and flivvers of the earth breath and the dancetongues of the woodfires and the hummers in their ground all vociferated echoating: Shaun!

    Finnegans Wake

  • Other, more restrained, girls..the ones with ironed frocks, polished shoes and grandmothers who did not drag race flivvers on Broadway and moon after Valentino, saved their candy till it rotted in the cupboard...a condition Miss Snark had not dreamed was even possible till she saw it with her own four eyes.

    Archive 2006-05-07

  • But it is not satisfied until the entire world also admits that the end and joyous purpose of living is to ride in flivvers, to make advertising-pictures of dollar watches, and in the twilight to sit talking not of love and courage but of the convenience of safety razors.

    Main Street

  • Moon, and Babbitt felt himself a person of importance, one whose name even busy garagemen remembered — not one of these cheap-sports flying around in flivvers.


  • He saw horses replaced by flivvers and "Grey Ghost" sedans and Ford black & whites.

    My Dark Places


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