from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A building or room in which engines or machines are assembled, as the parts are completed, to insure that all the parts will fit properly.
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Mr. Maudslay was so much pleased with the result that he had a very beautiful model made of the engines; and finding that I had some artistic skill as a draughtsman, he set me to work to make a complete perspective drawing of their great engines as they stood all perfect in the erecting-shop.
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