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 for Engine tool
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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