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Definitions of Machairodus:

part of speech: noun

In geol., a genus of carnivorous mammals found in certain Tertiaries and bone- caves of Europe- so called from the trenchant, sharp- pointed, and sabre- shape of its upper canines.

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A machine for raising water in large quantities; a wheel moved by water, and employed to set machinery in motion- overshot, when the water acts on the wheel from above- undershot, when the water acts below on the lower part of the wheel- rim- breast, when the water acts on a part of the wheel- rim near the axis. ...

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