"covered wagon", 1754, and not the American West

Dave Hause dwhause at JOBE.NET
Tue Jul 8 03:23:47 UTC 2008

Also FWIW, prior to my redundancy to the student body in Ann Arbor (1965),
students querying each other about transportation asked if one had "a car or
a machine", the latter being a motorcycle.
Dave Hause, dwhause at jobe.net
Waynesville, MO
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Donnell" <daviddonnell at NYC.RR.COM>

FWIW, "machine", or something that sounds like it, is the Persian
word I know for car/automobile...

(Not sure how off-topic that is. At least it's a similar sense of the
word "machine".)

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