Posted by R. Berg on October 19, 2003
In Reply to: Re: Machinery of life posted by sphinz on October 19, 2003
: : : We spend our leisure hours efficiently for higher production?Clive by the clock even when time does not matter?C modernize our homes and speed the machinery of living in order that we can go to the most places and do the most things in the shortest period of time possible?D
: : I'll take a stab at it. The "machinery of life" would be the mundane tasks we all have to do every day, every day, every day. Getting the food, cooking the food, serving the food, cleaning up. Washing clothes, etc.
: Which item does it fit then?
: 1.Machines or machine parts considered as a group.
: 2.The working parts of a particular machine.
: 3.A system of related elements that operate in a definable manner
: 4.A device or means of achieving or effecting a result.
: 5.A literary device for bringing about an effect, such as a happy ending.
Definition #3 is the closest to the meaning in the quoted passage.