from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete spelling of engine.
  • noun An abbreviation of engineering.
  • A simplified spelling of engine.


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  • As when that divelish yron engin, wrought

    In depest hell, and framd by furies skill,

    With windy nitre and quick sulphur fraught,

    And ramd with bollett rowed, ordaind to kill,

    Conceiveth fyre.

    - Edmund Spenser, 'The Faerie Queen'.

    November 1, 2008