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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of machine.
  • adj. Created by machine, or as though created by machine.


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  • The pocket-size RX body is machined from a solid aluminum billet, rubber armored, and weather resistant to IPX-4 standards (I froze it and dunked it, briefly, without failure).

    Best New Rangefinder 2009: Leupold RX-1000 TBR 6x22

  • Instead of using the 3-piece hub shells with thread-on flanges, the newer Tricon hubs are machined from a single piece of aluminum.

    Interbike Tech Gallery: Hot new wheels from Rolf, Ritchey, and DT Swiss

  • A lot of the expense of the nicer rings is that they are machined from a single block of steel, which might be forged.

    What makes a set of expensive scope rings so expensive?

  • Its main tube is machined from a solid piece of special-alloy bar stock for maximum strength, lighter weight and better waterproof integrity, and it has an adjustable objective for precise image focusing and parallax correction.

    Swarovski 6-18x50 AV

  • In today's calm there's no crashing and roaring of wind-driven waves as the sea reaches the land, just a slow lift to a curve – smooth and defined as machined metal – followed by a gentle fall and a shallow run of water up the beach.

    Country diary: South Uist

  • The aluminum frame is nicely die-cast rather than fully machined, which is partly why this premium reel is such a bargain.

    2007 Fishing Gear Buyer's Guide: Baitcasting Gear

  • But, I think in terms of a run rate that sort of for the first half we are running about 40 machined, that is a good number for the back half of the year.

  • The Ridgeline's side silhouette is its most memorable feature; the so-called machined billet styling-with no gap between the cab and bed, and the downward sloping bed wall-gives it a very different look altogether, but the entire design still feels a little overwrought, as there are so many different creases, details, and character lines.

    The Car Connection

  • If able to produce organic compounds of wide variety, plus semi-structured, but not complexly "machined" bio-materials - such as homologues of wood, ivory, natural fibres, leather, nacre, natural etc. - it would be an ideal "add-on" for a fab working at the micro to macro scale.

    The Speculist: Exponential Fab

  • _] _La Grande M.rnière_ does not aspire to such heights, and is perhaps one of the best "machined" of M. Ohnet's books.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century


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