- (rfv-sense) A make of car, named for w:Henry Ford, Henry Ford.
proper noun (wikipedia, Ford, Ford (automaker))
- Willa Cather, My Antonia (2006) p. 187:
- They have a car now, and she don't seem so far away from me as she used to.
- Hester Browne, The Little Lady Agency (2006) p. 59:
- I remembered too late that Honey should probably drive a cute little Mini or a Fiesta or some such. Damn.
- William Braxton Irvine, On Desire: Why We Want What We Want (2005) p. 26:
- He is disturbed not by the crass materialism of his life but by the fact that he is still driving a when he could and should be driving a Porsche.
- Robert McCrum?, Wodehouse: A Life (2004) p. 154:
- When she spotted her stepfather coming towards her she had pulled over and Wodehouse crossed over to greet her, noticing too late that she was being followed by a , which swerved to avoid the Buick.
- Keith Bradsher, High and Mighty: The Dangerous Rise of the Suv (2004) p. 304:
- A dealer in Saudi Arabia repeatedly warned the automaker the same year that Firestone tires were failing on Explorers.
- A memo in March 1999 said that Firestone's legal staff did not want to to replace tires in Saudi Arabia for fear that doing so would require Firestone to notify NHTSA, and added that a lawyer had worries "similar to the Firestone concerns."
- Lois Lowry, The Silent Boy (2003) p. 140:
- But if he had a automobile, he could simply telephone the garage, and--
- We didn't need a motorcar.
- Elmore Leonard, Killshot (2003):
- Elmore Leonard is as dependable as a used to be and as knowing as a New York fashion designer.
- Catherine Ryan Hyde, Pay It Forward (2000) p. 24:
- Unless, of course, he limped away, not sauntered off, maybe dragged himself to a hospital, maybe got out okay, maybe died, far from anything to tie him to a extra cab, far from any ties to hometown news.
- John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society (1998) p. 141:
- It is easy to see why the modern car manufacturer does not enjoy the eminence of a or an Olds.
- Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm (1995) p. 90:
- Why don't you go round the country with a van, preaching on market days?
- Bernard Goldberg, Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes how the Media Distort the News (2001) p. 174:
- And they can also live in a bigger house and drive something a little fancier than a Chevy or a .
- Henry Ford, Samuel Crowther, My Life and Work (1922) p. 146:
- There were several of us and we had a little caravan " the Lanchester, a Packard, and a or two.
- An English surname.
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- A location where a stream is shallow and the bottom has good footing, making it possible to cross from one side to the other with no bridge, by walking, riding, or driving through the water; a crossing.
Etymology: Old English, ford, (cognate with German Furt).
- To cross a stream using a ford.
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