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rose engine

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(also rose-engine lathe)

Definition of rose engine in English:

noun

A lathe for engraving curved or intricate patterns.
Example sentences
  • The rose engine lathe was bought by the King of Sweden for his palace at Drottnigholm.
  • The rose engine in the cabinet sold for 1570 livres or about the same percentage of annual income a new, well-equipped Hardinge lathe would cost a college professor today.

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