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engine a military implement, an engine of war: “Sword, pike, knife, gun, or need of any engine,” THE TEMPEST, ii. 1. 155 ; “he moves like an engine,” CORIOLANUS, v. 4. 19 ; “his eye is like an engine bent,” THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN, v. 3. 42.

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