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This is said to be a word of very general signification; and, when used in an act, its meaning must be sought out from the act itself, and the language which surrounds it, and also from other acts in pari materia, in which it occurs. Abbott. J., 6Maule & S. 192. In a large sense, it applies to all utensils and tools which afford the means of carrying on a trade. But in a more limited sense, it means a thing of considerable dimensions, of a fixed or permanent nature, analogous to an erection or building. Id. 1S2. And see Letler v. Forsberg, 1 App. D. C. 41; Brown v. Benson, 101Ga. 753, 29 S. E. 215.


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