engine (n.)
plot, device, means, instrument
AW III.v.19[Mariana to Diana, of men's promises] all these engines of lust
Oth IV.ii.216[Iago to Roderigo] [if thou] enjoy not Desdemona ... devise engines for my life
TG III.i.138[Duke to Valentine, of a ladder] an engine fit for my proceeding
Tit II.i.123[Aaron to Demetrius and Chiron, of Tamora] she shall file our engines with advice
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