Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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They were sitting in All-Purpose Lounges, arranged in a circle.

The carabao, or water buffalo, is the one all-purpose farm animal.

It would be nice if we could report that they are fit for all-purpose service, on a wide range of planets.

Runkel's All-Purpose Cocoa is the finest quality chocolate, already a powder, all ready to use!

An all-purpose goat's milk, Parmesan type, eaten sliced when young, grated when old.

WORD ORIGIN

1877, from all + purpose (n.).

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.