from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vehicle containing an engine or motor which propels it; an automobile.


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  • In an interview, Mr. Liveris also expressed caution about a recent Obama administration proposal to boost domestic use of natural gas as a motor-vehicle fuel.

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  • It is considering selling machines and tools to the motor-vehicle industry, Mr. Kapoor added.

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  • Mr. Wheldon died from blunt-head trauma due to a motor-vehicle collision, according to the Clark County coroner's office.

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  • Prescription and illicit drugs caused some 36,450 deaths in 2008, while 39,973 people died that year in motor-vehicle crashes, the leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S., though the number is stable rather than growing.

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  • Annual deaths from painkillers now surpass those from heroin and cocaine combined, and have pushed the overall death toll from drugs above deaths from motor-vehicle crashes in some states, said R.

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  • Property crimes fell for the eighth consecutive year, with motor-vehicle thefts decreasing 7.4% in 2010 from a year earlier, and with burglaries down 2% during the period.

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  • It is performing motor-vehicle fuel tests as it looks toward registering its products with the Environmental Protection Agency, and plans to seek certification for use in jet fuel.

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  • Unfortunately, nearly every Republican senator decided to vote against this realistic and doable approach in order to support Sen. Mitch McConnell's "message" amendment, which would have jeopardized significant progress on motor-vehicle fuel-economy and emissions standards, a violation of the Supreme Court holding in Massachusetts v.

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  • Cash-for-clunkers gave a temporary boost to motor-vehicle production but had no lasting impact on the economy.

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  • The thin inventory of Japanese cars on dealer lots meant a drop in motor-vehicle and parts sales that lowered second-quarter GDP growth by about a third of a percentage point.

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