Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
2. Subservience to Ends
1. Actual Subservience
MEANS, resources, wherewithal, ways and means; capital (money) [See Money]; revenue, income; stock in trade [See Store]; provision [See Provision]; reserve, remnant, last resource, a shot in the locker [colloq.]; appliances (machinery) [See Instrument]; means and appliances; conveniences; cards to play; expedients (measures) [See Plan]; two strings to ones bow; wheels within wheels; sheet anchor (safety) [See Refuge]; aid [See Aid]; medium [See Instrumentality].
PROVIDE THE WHEREWITHAL; find -, have -, possess- means &c. n.; have something laid by, - for a rainy day; have powerful friends, have friends at court; have something to draw on; beg, borrow, or steal.
BY MEANS OF, with; by -what, - all, - any, - some- means; wherewith, herewith, therewith; wherewithal.
how (in what manner) [See Method]; through (by the instrumentality of) [See Instrumentality]; with or by the aid of (assistance) [See Aid]; by the agency of [See Agency].
My extremest means Lie all unlockd to your occasions.Merchant of Venice