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flivver

(ˈflɪvɚ)
n. an old car. (Once a nickname for the Model-T Ford.) Whose flivver is that parked out in the street?
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The extra bulk and weight of a whitewater raft for a float means a more expensive Beaver becomes a two-person flivver.
Then, instead of writing a timeline-driven narrative that followed Ford along his journey, Watts divided Ford's life and impact on the world into sections--"The Road to Fame," "The Miracle Maker," "The Flivver King," "The Long Twilight"--and subsections "Emperor," "Father," "Bigot," etc.
Came the eight-hour day, the finance company (after old Italian masters), the flivver, the radio, TV, and the atom.
17) In his book The Flivver King, Upton Sinclair described the notoriously anti-Semitic Henry Ford dreaming of an American fascist movement that "pledged to put down the Reds and preserve the property interests of the country; to oust the Bolshevik [Roosevelt] from the White House and all his pink professors from the government services .
Upton Sinclair, The Flivver King: A Story of Ford-America (Pasadena, CA 1937), 236.
The task for the Negro artist, then, is to observe the confusion of rusting flivvers, vanishing forests, migratory populations and expiring faiths which confronts him and reveal its meaning in a felicitous manner.
From the unlikely beginnings of rickety flivvers and a tent city grew the annual migration that's supplied so much of Sarasota's prosperity.
This exciting event held in conjunction with the Gladney Cup golf tournament, will take you back in time to the dawn of golf in America, an era of flappers, flivvers, and flaming youth
broke down frequently, requiring their owners to "get out and get under" their flivvers to make necessary repairs.
You can't make flivvers without steel--and you can't make tragedies without social instability.
The flivvers Bonnie and Clyde stole were boxy Model Ts, which came only in black.
Ford and his Model T, or Tin Lizzies and Flivvers as they were nicknamed, were so successful that they outgrew the Piquette plant by 1910.
This leads to a scene in my mind of Bush, Cheney, Powell, Rice and (possibly) Rumsfeld all decked out in the black garb of the Keystone Kops hopping into their flivvers and tearing off in five different directions in pursuit of a baddie who is hiding around the corner watching them.
But we can probably count on one thing: It won't be much like the lives of that ``typical family of the 21st century,'' the Jetsons, with their airborne flivvers and space-age styles.