From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Utensil \U*ten"sil\ (?; 277), n. [F. utensile, ustensile, L.
   utensile, fr. utensilis that may be used, fit for use, fr.
   uti, p. p. usus, to use. See Use, v. t.]
   That which is used; an instrument; an implement; especially,
   an instrument or vessel used in a kitchen, or in domestic and
   farming business.
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         Wagons fraught with utensils of war.     --Milton.
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