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machine tool
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
a powered mechanical device, typically used to fabricate metal components of machines by the selective removal of metal such as cutting, grinding or drilling
  • A ship bound for the People's State of Norway with an Emergency Gift cargo of machine tools had been seized by Ragnar Danneskjold last night.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (12% in)
  • It had been a precision machine tool once, long ago, of a kind that could not be bought anywhere now.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (2% in)
  • There are no machine tools to buy, not anywhere, not at any price.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (75% in)
  • Six weeks ago, Train Number 193 had been sent with a load of steel, not to Faulkton, Nebraska, where the Spencer Machine Tool Company, the best machine tool concern still in existence, had been idle for two weeks, waiting for the shipment-but to Sand Creek, Illinois, where Confederated Machines had been wallowing in debt for over a year, producing unreliable goods at unpredictable times.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (4% in)
  • Six weeks ago, Train Number 193 had been sent with a load of steel, not to Faulkton, Nebraska, where the Spencer Machine Tool Company, the best machine tool concern still in existence, had been idle for two weeks, waiting for the shipment-but to Sand Creek, Illinois, where Confederated Machines had been wallowing in debt for over a year, producing unreliable goods at unpredictable times.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (4% in)
  • The steel had been allocated by a directive which explained that the Spencer Machine Tool Company was a rich concern, able to wait, while Confederated Machines was bankrupt and could not be allowed to collapse, being the sole source of livelihood of the community of Sand Creek, Illinois.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (4% in)
  • The Spencer Machine Tool Company had closed a month ago.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (4% in)

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