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All these earlier senses likely derive from the same root as words like moonstruck and lunatic , referring to the idea that the moon can have deranging effects on people. Before it came to refer to machines or mechanisms in general, the word machinery referred only to the devices and apparatus in a theater used to create various effects on stage. Strictly Necessary Cookies Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings. Think of how French pedants today turn up their noses at the flood of English words into their language.
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Their kids heard as much of that as they did real Old English. So as a discourse marker.