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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s 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
 
633. Instrument.
 
  
NOUN:MACHINERY, mechanism, engineering.
  INSTRUMENT, organ, tool, implement, utensil, machine, engine, lathe, gin, mill; air -, caloric -, heat -, steam -, internal-combustion- engine; motor.
  EQUIPMENT, gear, tackle, tackling; rigging, apparatus, appliances; plant, matériel [F.]; harness, trappings, fittings, accouterments or accoutrements, impedimenta; equipment, equipage; appointments, furniture, upholstery; chattels; paraphernalia (belongings) [See Property].
  MECHANICAL POWERS; mechanical -advantage, - movements, - contrivances; leverage; fulcrum, lever, crow, crowbar, gavelock [Scot. & dial. Eng.], jemmy, jimmy, marline spike or marlinspike, handspike, arm, limb, wing; oar, paddle (navigation) [See Navigation].
  wheel and axle; wheelwork, clockwork; rolling contact; epicyclic train; revolving lever; wheels within wheels; pinion, crank, winch; cam; capstan (lift) [See Elevation]; wheel (rotation) [See Rotation]; bevel gearing, spur gearing, universal joint; fly wheel, governor, turbine, water wheel; pump, lift-pump, force-pump, hydraulic ram.
  pulley, crane, derrick; belt, open belt, crossed belt; cone pulley, stepped speed pulley.
  inclined plane; wedge; screw; jack; spring, mainspring; can hook, glut, heald, heddle, loom, shuttle, jenny, parbuckle, sprag.
  [TOOLS &c.] hammer (impulse) [See Impulse]; edge tool (cut) [See Sharpness]; turnscrew, screw driver or screwdriver; borer [See Perforator]; vise, teeth, (hold) [See Retention]; nail, rope (join) [See Vinculum]; peg (hang) [See Pendency]; support [See Support]; spoon (vehicle) [See Vehicle]; arms [See Arms].
  handle, hilt, haft or heft, shaft, shank, blade, trigger, tiller, rudder, helm, treadle, pedal, key; knocker.
  
ADJECTIVE:INSTRUMENTAL [See Instrumentality].
  MECHANICAL, machinal [rare]; brachial; propulsive, driving, hoisting, elevating, lifting.
  useful, labor-saving, ingenious; simple; complicated; well made, well fitted, sharp, in good order, well equipped.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. The tools to him that can handle them.—Carlyle
  2. There is no jesting with edge tools.—Beaumont and Fletcher
  3. A good workman is known by his tools.

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