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  • n. Alternative spelling of motorcar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An automobile, locomobile, or locomotive designed to run and be steered on a street or roadway; esp., an automobile specially designed for passengers and propelled by an internal combustion engine.
  • n. Any car containing motors for propulsion.


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  • He turned back to where Wilson sat in the rear seat of the doorless, box-bodied motor car beside his wife, them both grinning with excitement, and Wilson leaned forward and whispered

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • That afternoon, late, Wilson and Macomber went out in the motor car with the native driver and the two gun-bearers.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • The Admiral and Commander Babcock wrote another message, and drove in a motor car to Brighton, where Page was taking a little rest.

    The Life and Letters of Walter H Page

  • Finally the gun-bearers brought the skin over, wet and heavy, and climbed in behind with it, rolling it up before they got in, and the motor car started.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • From Mombasa they took the Kenya and Uganda Railway to Nairobi, and then went by motor car into the interior.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • "Now, here is where I dust the rest of 'em!" complacently remarked Mrs. Comstock, as she climbed into the motor car for her first ride, in company with Philip and Little Brother.

    A Girl of the Limberlost

  • In fact, his pavilion was sponsored by the motor car company of a famous aeronautical pioneer, Gabriel Voisin, and while the exhibition organizers were distinctly unenthusiastic about his didactic display material, Le Corbusier had the backing of a government minister, Anatole de Monzie, to whom he had been introduced by Gertrude Stein.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • At the time of his death he was committed to ambitious new projects that would have cost at least eight million francs12—to build a decent road up to the village for a motor car he intended to buy, lay water to all the houses and create an outside baptismal pool, and erect a seventy-metre tower from which he planned to call his parishioners to prayer.

    The Templar Revelation

  • He said that his brother-in-law, Arthur Paget, had been killed in a motor car accident in Malaya and so he wanted to redraft his will to make a trust in favour of his sister Jean and her two children.

    A Town Like Alice

  • The motor car climbed up a slight rise and went on through the trees and then out into a grassy prairie-like opening and kept in the shelter of the trees along the edge, the driver going slowly and Wilson looking carefully out across the prairie and all along its far side.

    Hemingway on Hunting


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