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epic machinery

noun
1.
See under machinery (def 5).

machinery

[muh-shee-nuh-ree] /məˈʃi nə ri/
noun, plural machineries.
1.
an assemblage of machines or mechanical apparatuses:
the machinery of a factory.
2.
the parts of a machine, collectively:
the machinery of a watch.
3.
a group of people or a system by which action is maintained or by which some result is obtained:
the machinery of government.
4.
a group of contrivances for producing stage effects.
5.
the group or aggregate of literary machines, especially those of supernatural agency (epic machinery) in an epic poem.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; machine + -ery
Related forms
antimachinery, adjective
Synonyms
3. organization, structure, setup.
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British Dictionary definitions for epic machinery

machinery

/məˈʃiːnərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
machines, machine parts, or machine systems collectively
2.
a particular machine system or set of machines
3.
a system similar to a machine: the machinery of government
4.
literary devices used for effect in epic poetry
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Word Origin and History for epic machinery

machinery

n.

1680s; from machine (n.) + -ery. Originally theatrical, "devices for creating stage effects" (which also was a sense of Greek mekhane); meaning "machines collectively" is attested from 1731. Middle English had machinament "a contrivance" (early 15c.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for epic machinery

machinery

noun
  1. A drug user's paraphernalia; artillery (1940s+ Narcotics)
  2. The male genitals: You could see the bulge of his machinery there at the crotch (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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