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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MECHANICAL

The secretary's voice was mechanical, without any trace of feeling.

She shuddered, as with a mechanical movement she passed her fingers over her eyes.

He went to bed with a mechanical deliberation, and slept instantly.

The will-power is the same, but the mechanical contrivances for its transmission are wanting.

They are necessary sanctions; just as everything is necessary and may even be said to be mechanical.

He remained there for two years, employing his spare time in mechanical drawing.

The sons of the founder were, like their father, distinguished for their mechanical ability.

Flights have been made with the mechanical pilot in all sorts of weather.

The character of Rochester is the character of a mechanical monster.

Von Francius gave me a sign of approval when I had finished, but it was a mechanical one.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "of or pertaining to machines," from mechanic (adj.) + -al (1); of persons or human actions, "resembling machines, automatic" it is from c.1600. Related: Mechanically. Mechanical-minded is recorded from 1820.

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