from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of car used for transporting miners up and down the steeply inclined shafts of some mines on Lake Superior. Compare man-engine.
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Whenever he expressed the concern that the man-car (ph) had been still on the tracks and it was OK, they had actually discovered footsteps from the car.
Certainly, the governor sounded more optimistic when they found out that the man-car (ph) or the man-trip (ph) was intact.
The Okie sitting beside me never spoke when he drove; he stayed lost in a man-car reverie.