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 for Engine lathe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  
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     3. The movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for
        separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; --
        called also lay and batten.
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     Blanchard lathe, a lathe for turning irregular forms after
        a given pattern, as lasts, gunstocks, and the like.
  
     Drill lathe, or Speed lathe, a small lathe which, from
        its high speed, is adapted for drilling; a hand lathe.
  
     Engine lathe, a turning lathe in which the cutting tool has
        an automatic feed; -- used chiefly for turning and boring
        metals, cutting screws, etc.
  
     Foot lathe, a lathe which is driven by a treadle worked by
        the foot.
  
     Geometric lathe. See under Geometric
  
     Hand lathe, a lathe operated by hand; a power turning lathe
        without an automatic feed for the tool.
  
     Slide lathe, an engine lathe.
  
     Throw lathe, a small lathe worked by one hand, while the
        cutting tool is held in the other.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Engine \En"gine\ ([e^]n"j[i^]n), n. [F. engin skill, machine,
     engine, L. ingenium natural capacity, invention; in in + the
     root of gignere to produce. See Genius, and cf.
     Ingenious, Gin a snare.]
     1.
  
     Note: (Pronounced, in this sense, [e^]n*j[=e]n".) Natural
           capacity; ability; skill. [Obs.]
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                 A man hath sapiences three,
                 Memory, engine, and intellect also. --Chaucer.
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     2. Anything used to effect a purpose; any device or
        contrivance; a machine; an agent. --Shak.
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              You see the ways the fisherman doth take
              To catch the fish; what engines doth he make?
                                                    --Bunyan.
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              Their promises, enticements, oaths, tokens, and all
              these engines of lust.                --Shak.
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     3. Any instrument by which any effect is produced;
        especially, an instrument or machine of war or torture.
        "Terrible engines of death." --Sir W. Raleigh.
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     4. (Mach.) A compound machine by which any physical power is
        applied to produce a given physical effect.
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     Engine driver, one who manages an engine; specifically, the
        engineer of a locomotive.
  
     Engine lathe. (Mach.) See under Lathe.
  
     Engine tool, a machine tool. --J. Whitworth.
  
     Engine turning (Fine Arts), a method of ornamentation by
        means of a rose engine.
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     Note: The term engine is more commonly applied to massive
           machines, or to those giving power, or which produce
           some difficult result. Engines, as motors, are
           distinguished according to the source of power, as
           steam engine, air engine, electro-magnetic engine; or
           the purpose on account of which the power is applied,
           as fire engine, pumping engine, locomotive engine; or
           some peculiarity of construction or operation, as
           single-acting or double-acting engine, high-pressure or
           low-pressure engine, condensing engine, etc.
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