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 for lifting machine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lifting \Lift"ing\, a.
     Used in, or for, or by, lifting.
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     Lifting bridge, a lift bridge.
     Lifting jack. See 2d Jack, 5.
     Lifting machine. See Health lift, under Health.
     Lifting pump. (Mach.)
     (a) A kind of pump having a bucket, or valved piston, instead
         of a solid piston, for drawing water and lifting it to a
         high level.
     (b) A pump which lifts the water only to the top of the pump,
         or delivers it through a spout; a lift pump.
     Lifting rod, a vertical rod lifted by a rock shaft, and
        imparting motion to a puppet valve; -- used in the engines
        of river steamboats.
     Lifting sail (Naut.), one which tends to lift a vessel's
        bow out of water, as jibs and square foresails.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Health \Health\ (h[e^]lth), n. [OE. helthe, AS. h[=ae]l[thorn],
     fr. h[=a]l hale, sound, whole. See Whole.]
     1. The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind,
        or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical
        disease or pain.
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              There is no health in us.             --Book of
                                                    Common Prayer.
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              Though health may be enjoyed without gratitude, it
              can not be sported with without loss, or regained by
              courage.                              --Buckminster.
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     2. A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in
        a toast. "Come, love and health to all." --Shak.
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     Bill of health. See under Bill.
     Health lift, a machine for exercise, so arranged that a
        person lifts an increasing weight, or moves a spring of
        increasing tension, in such a manner that most of the
        muscles of the body are brought into gradual action; --
        also called lifting machine.
     Health officer, one charged with the enforcement of the
        sanitary laws of a port or other place.
     To drink a health. See under Drink.
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