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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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I had no car radio, but George had brought his guitar, and as The Flivver chugged smoothly along U.
Despite those wisecracks, most Model T owners thought their Flivvers were dependable vehicles.
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 .
s allusion to Ford in his flivver is the ninth reference.
The horse managed to hang on to a part of the "mass market" for another decade or so, until Henry Ford's low cost Flivver literally put it out to pasture.
One particular personal favorite is the Mickey Roadster ($60), with Mickey and Minnie Mouse at the wheel of an old-fashioned flivver.
A dispatch to the Toronto Star Weekly, March 18 1922 began: "The luge is the Swiss flivver.
Those workers and peasants sleep three in a bed and something bit me, and the only make of car they know's a flivver.
No fewer than 66 companies were now venturing from the horse-and-buggy era into the uncertain age of the gas flivver.
In your typical GA flivver, even one built yesterday, you've got one.
The day of the flivver is over, but you'll see them parked on the side of the road and in cow pastures for decades to come.
And just when you think you've got him under lock and key, your windows get soaped, the elm tree TP'd, or the flivver egged.
When my nuts and bolts are fallin' and my engine starts to stallin', will you love me when my flivver is a wreck?
Mark throttles back gingerly, adding a ratcheting of clicks to the flap lever, the flivver seeming to come to a quick halt, though we are still hanging above earth, moving at what seems a walking pace.
This is a flivver that has not been taken out of the garage since the time of Andrew Johnson (although it might have been an appropriate vehicle for his namesake, Lyndon), so precedent can offer precious little clarification of the Constitution's terse provisions.