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Enginer (the later Ff and some M. Edd. engineer), contriver, inventor: “does tire the e.” Oth. II, 1, 65 (O. Edd. ingeniver). Especially == contriver of means for military purposes; a pioneer: “there's Achilles, a rare e.! if Troy be not taken till these two undermine it, the walls will stand,” Troil. II, 3, 8. “'tis the sport to have the e. hoist with his own petar: and 't shall go hard but I will delve one yard below their mines,” Hml. III, 4, 206.
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