machine


machine
01. British author H. G. Wells wrote a story about a man who invented a [machine] which allowed him to travel in time.
02. Just push the button on the [machine], and it will do everything automatically.
03. In too many jobs, people have been replaced by [machines], and we have high unemployment as a result.
04. If I'm not home when you phone, just leave a message on the answering [machine].
05. Our baseball team has a special [machine] which pitches the balls for us to practice hitting.
06. The bank [machine] gave me too much money.
07. B. F. Skinner once said that the real problem is not whether [machines] think, but whether men do.
08. You could milk about six cows per hour by hand, but with modern [machinery] you can milk up to 100 cows per hour.
09. When using the first pay telephone, a caller did not deposit coins in the [machine], but gave them to an attendant who stood next to the telephone.
10. The first vending [machines] in the United States dispensed chewing gum, and were installed in New York City train platforms in 1888.
11. There is one slot [machine] in Las Vegas for every eight people.
12. 33 percent of dog owners admit that they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages on an answering [machine] while away.
13. The odds against hitting the jackpot on a slot [machine] are 889 to 1.
14. The Grand Canal of China, connecting the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers, is 20 miles longer than the Panama Canal, yet the Chinese constructed the waterway without modern [machinery] 1,300-plus years ago.
15. Some Chinese typewriters have 5,700 characters. The keyboard is almost 3 feet wide on some models, and the fastest one can type on these [machines] is 11 words per minute.

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