machinatrix

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machinatrix (plural machinatrices)

  1. A woman who machinates; a schemer, plotter.
    • 1902, Watson Bradshaw, "Medea", Act II., in The Ten Tragedies of Seneca, page 421.
      No; thou! thou art the sole machinatrix of all these terrible crimes, thou whose wickedness as a woman is supplemented with that masculine strength which has endowed thee with the audacity to perpetrate such deeds []

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