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Motor vehicle   /mˈoʊtər vˈihɪkəl/   Listen
Motor vehicle

A self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails.  Synonym: automotive vehicle.

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"Motor vehicle" Quotes from Famous Books

... takes long to describe, the motion is faster than the eye can follow, and the "phut, phut" noise of the exhaust sounds like the tattoo of a drum. Almost every gasoline motor vehicle carries its own electric plant, either a set of batteries or more commonly a little magneto dynamo, which is run by the shaft of the motor. Electricity is used to make the spark that explodes the gas at just the right moment in the cylinders. All this is automatic, though sometimes ...
— Stories of Inventors - The Adventures Of Inventors And Engineers • Russell Doubleday

... higher summits of the hills. While he yet stood, looking at the exquisitely shaded masses of foliage which, like festal garlands, adorned and over-hung this ascent, the discordant "hoot" of a motor-horn sounded on the stillness, and sheer down the winding way came at a tearing pace the motor vehicle itself. It was a large, luxurious car, and pounded along with tremendous speed, swerving at the bottom of the declivity with so sharp a curve as to threaten an instant overturn, but, escaping this imminent peril by almost a hairsbreadth, it dashed onward straight ahead ...
— The Treasure of Heaven - A Romance of Riches • Marie Corelli

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