Road-machine

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Road-machine a scraper used in road-making
    • ***

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rád, a riding—rád, pa.t. of rídan, to ride.

Usage

In literature:

Their machines are made for such roads, and on such roads they can fairly fly.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
I was expecting any minute to hear a machine-gun open on us down the road.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
Logotheti kept his eyes on the road, one hand went down to the levers and the machine sprang forward at forty miles an hour.
"Fair Margaret" by Francis Marion Crawford
The road was hidden by miles of rank wild hemp; but directly the machine came round a curve.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
The roads remained impassable for a whole month, during which time I did not once need to sit down at the machine.
"How I Know God Answers Prayer" by Rosalind Goforth
Dave immediately turned on more speed likewise, and over the smooth, straight road both machines spun.
"Dave Porter and His Rivals" by Edward Stratemeyer
He could hear them roaring as he dragged his machine out on the road.
"The Big Five Motorcycle Boys on the Battle Line" by Ralph Marlow
We crossed that road hurriedly knowing that it was covered from the left by German machine guns.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
So he has his machine run out to the road again.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
Stranleigh had the road to himself, and there was no annoying speed limit to hamper the energy of his machine.
"Lord Stranleigh Abroad" by Robert Barr
***

In news:

It took a while for off-road machines to learn their manners.
As streetbikes go, the Nuda 900, the first full-on road machine from off-road specialist Husqvarna in almost 80 years, is an oddball.
He was a machinist having worked for the Timken Co. B&H Machine in Minerva, and retired from Good Roads in Minerva.
At the 2002 Baja 1000, the world's most famous off-road race, the winning ATV looked a lot like a Honda Rincon with some number plates slapped on because that's exactly what the winning machine was.
Robbie was a machine operator for Gerresheimer Glass on Forest Grove Road in Vineland.
All of our off-road machines are probably running more electrical gizmos, widgets, and junk than we really need.
Platte County hopes to buy a machine to test road signs to make sure they can be seen.
Dave Griffith with Van Keppel Company talked to Marion County Commission about purchasing a road recycling machine that the county is currently leasing.
'Machine Gun Preacher' takes hard look at the road to redemption.
Sheriff Steve Cox said Livingston County Road and Bridge equipment was one of the machines hit by criminals.
PCT 's new range of coiling machines is capable of packaging 8-inch HDPE pipe into road transportable coils.
One of Audi's quiet and sleek racing machines was first across the finish line as the checkered flag waved on this year's Petit Le Mans endurance race at Road Atlanta.
A family of inductive proximity sensors is designed for off-road mobile machines.
It's early on a workday, and there's a single player seated at one of the 18 machines in the two-room M&J's sweepstakes café, located in a small strip mall on Highlands Road in Franklin.
Visit Southland Machine Tool Corp. 2052 New Dorset Road Powhatan, VA 23139 United States.
***