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implement
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Oliver Twist
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  • At length, in a fit of professional enthusiasm, he insisted upon producing his box of housebreaking tools: which he had no sooner stumbled in with, and opened for the purpose of explaining the nature and properties of the various implements it contained, and the peculiar beauties of their construction, than he fell over the box upon the floor, and went to sleep where he fell.
  • In pursuance of this request, Nancy quickly laid the cloth; disappearing for a few minutes, she presently returned with a pot of porter and a dish of sheep’s heads: which gave occasion to several pleasant witticisms on the part of Mr. Sikes, founded upon the singular coincidence of ’jemmies’ being a can name, common to them, and also to an ingenious implement much used in his profession.

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as in: implement the action Define
to put a plan or tool into effect
as in: a small implement Define
a small tool or other useful object
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