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as in:  a small implement

They found a skeleton along with a number of implements belonging to the Stone Age era.
  a small tool or other useful object
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  • They found a skeleton along with a number of implements belonging to the Stone Age era.
  • I have copies of these letters, for I found means, during my residence in the hovel, to procure the implements of writing; and the letters were often in the hands of Felix or Agatha.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Sometimes the work was hard; the implements had been designed for human beings and not for animals, and it was a great drawback that no animal was able to use any tool that involved standing on his hind legs.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • And the men in the seat were tired and angry and sad, for they had got eighteen dollars for every movable thing from the farm: the horses, the wagon, the implements, and all the furniture from the house.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath

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  • In the center was a mahogany table, covered with books, and smokers’ implements;
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort.
    Patrick Henry  --  Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
  • Finally he rose and went to the table and hooked up the little two burner gas stove and lit it and got out a frying pan and a kettle and opened the plastic box of kitchen implements.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • WHEN THE TRUCK HAD GONE, loaded with implements, with heavy tools, with beds and springs, with every movable thing that might be sold, Tom hung around the place.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • He mooned into the barn shed, into the empty stalls, and he walked into the implement leanto and kicked the refuse that was left, turned a broken mower tooth with his foot.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • His cleaver had a blade about two feet long, and he never made but one cut; he made it so neatly, too, that his implement did not smite through and dull itself—there was just enough force for a perfect cut, and no more.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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  • In the teeth of every difficulty, in spite of inexperience, of primitive implements, of bad luck and of Snowball’s treachery, the work had been finished punctually to the very day!
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • ...implements and men must be treated fairly to give you the "virtue" which is in them.
    Joseph Conrad  --  The Mirror of the Sea
  • ...spades, hammers, axes, and every other building implement lay scattered on the ground ready for the workman’s hand...
    Andrew Lang  --  The Yellow Fairy Book
  • The implement they usually employ is a shark’s tooth, which is about as well adapted to the purpose as a one-pronged fork for pitching hay.
    Herman Melville  --  Typee
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