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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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Others included the Flivver, Bouncing Betty, Leaping Lena, the Spirit of St.
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.
A loosely federated organization formed after World War I, they traveled south each year in droves, driving modified flivvers -- any color you wanted so long as it was black.
Although technologies like inflatable boots and the TKS "weeping wing" system have brought FIKI to the personal airplane, a warm pitot tube is the only icing armor we have aboard the flivvers most of us fly.
In "Huckleberry Finn" Mark Twain described some of those towns perched along the Mississippi River, with their fierce feuds and their equally fierce revivals - and some of them haven't fundamentally changed beneath their new surface of flivvers and radios.
It would be easy to make some blanket statement to the effect that an ideal IFR platform should be able to maintain at least 500 fpm through 12,000 feet msl, for example, but not that many IFR flivvers need to be at 12 or higher.
On The Cover: Starting an airplane without an electrical system is a time-honored procedure, but one many pilots never learned because it usually isn't necessary with modern flivvers.
At the other extreme is the big-city FBO, where piston-powered flivvers get parked in the South 40 and you'll catch a shuttle to get to the front desk.
That the pilot apparently couldn't power it out of the incipient stalls he encountered argues strongly against you or me being able to do so with our relatively underpowered flivvers.
s allusion to Ford in his flivver is the ninth reference.