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spare part

a duplicate or replacement component for a machine or other equipment
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  • Cowdie, though a spare part about the aerodrome, was quite a genius in his way.

  • This was the rush hour; Lee knew that it would be the same in all the tool and spare part distribution centers of The Brain.

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  • Another few inches and that would have been the end of the regimental 'spare part.'

  • It is so easy to say that a telegram will bring a cylinder head or other spare part to the desired point.

  • "No, it was a short letter to mother," replied the spare part in a choking voice.

  • With his keen blue eyes Cowdie peered through the gloom, for Cowdie, the "spare part," had been the first to make the discovery.

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