from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as hand-operated.

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  • adj. operated by hand


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  • A non-automatic power loom is “non-automatic” in the sense that, when the weft supply package in the shuttle becomes exhausted, it must be replaced manually.

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  • The collapse of the Gilded Age ushered in an era in which we “knew” various things about the virtues of the mixed economy and the non-automatic nature of economic growth.

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  • The Broncos aren't just looking to get into the BCS this season, they're a legitimate contender to reach the championship game from a non-automatic qualifying conference, and that would be a first.

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  • "That's a remarkable statement, because it's not apparent why non-automatic qualifying conferences should pay tithes to the AQs for fielding championship teams in the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s," said Matt Sanderson, co-founder of Playoff PAC, a political-action committee dedicated to replacing the BCS with a playoff.

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  • TCU is the first school from a non-automatic qualifying conference to play in the Rose Bowl since the advent of the BCS, and the Frogs were right at home.

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  • The Broncos, Horned Frogs and Utes are all trying to become the first team from a non-automatic qualifying conference to reach the BCS title game.

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  • The real race between the non-automatic qualifiers might be for that so-called BCS Buster bid – just like last season.

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  • Had the Broncos remained undefeated, there was a distinct possibility that the Broncos could have passed TCU in the BCS standings and been the only non-automatic qualifier school to get into one of the top-level bowls.

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  • Fresno State now has 14 victories against BCS-conference opponents this decade, tied with Utah for the most by teams from the non-automatic qualifying conferences.

  • If they both win, No. 3 TCU would be headed to the Rose Bowl to face Big Ten champion Wisconsin because the Rose Bowl is obligated to take a non-automatic qualifier this year if it loses either the Pac-10 or Big Ten champion to the national championship game.

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