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(quote-book)|title=The Fable of the Bees|passage=Flattery must be the most powerful Argument that cou'd be used to Human Creatures. Making use of this bewitching Engine, they extoll'd the Excellency of our Nature above other Animals ....
(RQ:Pope Essay on Man)
A person or group of people which influence a larger group; a driving force. (defdate)
(quote-book)|title=Francesca Carrara|volume=1|page=75|text=In France, the parliament soon became a mere engine in the hands of a few high-born and ambitious men, who had nothing in common with its interests, which were those of the people.
A self-powered vehicle, especially a locomotive, used for pulling cars along a track. (defdate)
A software or hardware system responsible for a specific technical task (usually with qualifying word). (defdate)
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
Anything used to effect a purpose; any device or contrivance; an agent.
(RQ:Shakespeare All's Well)
(RQ:Bunyan Pilgrim's Progress)
To assault with an engine.
1629, (w), ''Plain-Dealing''
- to engine and batter our walls
To contrive; to put into action.
Quoted in 1977, Virginia Brown (ed.), ''Mediaeval Studies'' (volume XXXIX), Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, Canada
- In the year 1433 a merchant complained to Commons that the lord of the port city of Gildo in Brittany had imprisoned a servant of his ‘and engined him so that he was in point of death’ (Rot. pari. 4.475).