"machine" 'car, automobile'

David Metevia djmetevia at CHARTERMI.NET
Sun Jul 20 11:07:32 UTC 2008

                In Michigan, it is still common to say "snow machine" to
refer to the snowmobile.

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                Perhaps also of interest is "snow machine." As I recall,
that was the
                default term in Alaska when I lived there 30 years ago.

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