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They want us to take back the machinist that was dismissed the other day for drunkenness.

"There will be my machinist in the rumble-seat," replied Morton, blushing furiously.

"The machinist Scholer and his assistant Bracher," was the reply.

"I thought you were a machinist and came from Pittsburg," interrupted Chester, in surprise.

He has only  ordinary ability in other directions, but as a machinist he is a marvel.

My machinist type-copied a book for me in '74, so I concluded it was that one.

To his delight, the machinist said he could easily repair the chain, and he set about it.

Suppose he could take his turn at the wheel, could do any carpenter or machinist work.

He is very determined, and has resolved that you shall be a machinist, and you must be.

He was a machinist at the Mills; that's what the doctas thought didn't agree with him.

WORD ORIGIN

1706, "engineer, mechanical inventor," a hybrid from machine (n.) + -ist. Meaning "machine operator" is attested from 1879.

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