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The controlling leaders being out of gear the machine did not run smoothly: there was nothing but friction and tension.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
This was no strange sight to the boy by that time, but it was awkward in the circumstances, for he had neither gun nor spear.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
He turned at the sound of my voice with vastly more concern than he'd betrayed under the muzzle of Piegan's gun.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
A little black girl sat on the floor, and with her hands worked the treadle of the machine.
The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.
The machine penetrated everywhere, thrusting aside with its gigantic arm the feeble efforts of handicraft.
"I have a letter somewhere," looking in the machine drawer and finding the letter in the bottom of the workbasket.
Great as is the destruction of war, not even five years of it have broken the productive machine.
I'm supposed to be going down to Clayhanger's at three to see a machine at work--it was too late last night.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
But while the tenth man still labors, the machine, though creaking with its dislocation, can still go on.

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