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expedient
used in The War of the Worlds

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Definition
a practical action — especially one that accepts negative tradeoffs due to circumstances

or:

convenient, speedy, or practical
  • And in this connection it is curious to remark that even on this earth Nature has never hit upon the wheel, or has preferred other expedients to its development.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — What We Saw from the Ruined House (89% in)
expedients = actions that are speedy or practical
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