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expedient
used in Lonesome Dove

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

or:

convenient, speedy, or practical
  • He carried the bodies up to the prairie, laid them in their shallow graves and helped July pile rocks on the graves, a pitiful expedient that wouldn't deter the varmints for long.
    Chapters 58-59 (47% in)
expedient = action that is convenient and speedy
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