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mechanic: adj. engaged in a manual occupation H5 I. ii. 200 “The poor porters,” Ant. V. ii. 208 “ slaves” ; (hence) vulgar, low Ant. IV. iv. 32 “to stand On more compliment” ;—sb. handicraftsman (contemptuous) Cor. V. iii. 83 “Do not bid me . . . capitulate Again with Rome's mechanics.”
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