Machinating
Machinate Mach"i*nate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Machinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Machinating}.] [L. machinatus, p. p. of machinari to devise, plot. See {Machine}.] To plan; to contrive; esp., to form a scheme with the purpose of doing harm; to contrive artfully; to plot. ``How long will you machinate!'' --Sandys. [1913 Webster]

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  • Machinated — Machinate Mach i*nate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Machinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Machinating}.] [L. machinatus, p. p. of machinari to devise, plot. See {Machine}.] To plan; to contrive; esp., to form a scheme with the purpose of doing harm; to contrive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Machination — Mach i*na tion, n. [L. machinatio: cf. F. machination.] 1. The act of machinating. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is devised; a device; a hostile or treacherous scheme; an artful design or plot. [1913 Webster] Devilish machinations come to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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