01. I'm going to take the car to a garage; the [engine] has been making strange noises.
02. When I got in the car this morning, the [engine] wouldn't start. We'd better phone a mechanic.
03. This weather is getting colder. You'd better leave the [engine] running to keep it warm.
04. The airplane was forced to land in a farmer's field after one of the [engines] caught fire.
05. The guy at the garage said that the [engine] needs a major overhaul or we're going to have serious problems.
06. There's a strange sound coming from the [engine]. I think it may be a problem with the fan belt.
07. An American company has started a new train service in town with an old steam [engine] line.
08. Elvis Presley once suggested that ambition is a dream with a V8 [engine].
09. During World War Two, the Japanese used shark liver oil in the [engines] of their fighter planes.
10. In 1926, the rocket was invented, and in 1934, the jet [engine].
11. The [engine] in our car needs a few minutes to warm up on cold mornings.
12. Before the crash of the Concorde airliner in France, witnesses reported seeing one of the [engines] on fire.
13. Cola is so strong that you can use it to clean the [engine] of your car.
14. The main [engine] of the economy of the Bahamas is the tourist industry.
15. Exports constitute the primary [engine] for Ireland's strong economic growth.
16. George Santayana once suggested that the universe, as far as we can observe it, is a wonderful and immense [engine].

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