Engagingness
Engaging En*ga"ging, a. Tending to draw the attention or affections; attractive; as, engaging manners or address. -- {En*ga"ging*ly}, adv. -- {En*ga"ging*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

{Engaging and disengaging gear} or {Engaging and disengaging machinery}, that in which, or by means of which, one part is alternately brought into gear or out of gear with another part, as occasion may require. [1913 Webster]


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