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Quotation by Shakespeare
'Tis the sport to have the enginer
Hoist with his own petard.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet, in Hamlet, act 3, sc. 4, l. 206-7.
"Enginer" means maker of military "engines" or devices; "hoist" means blown up by; "petard" means explosive device.
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