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māchina ae, f

, μηχανή, a machine, engine: columnae machinā appositā: Torquet lapidem machina, H.: Trahunt machinae carinas, H.—A military machine, warlike engine: oppidum machinis omnium generum expugnare, S.: in nostros fabricata muros, V.—Fig., a device, contrivance, trick, artifice, stratagem: legem tamquam machinam comparari: omnibus machinis oppugnari.

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