a concealed or disguised explosive device intended to destroy life or property.
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Origin of infernal machine
First recorded in 1800–10
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Suddenly, as he crossed the threshold, he remembered the infernal-machine.Witch Winnie
Elizabeth W. Champney
archaic a usually disguised explosive device or booby trap
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