contraption


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something, as a machine, devised for a particular function

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a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

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JAKKS Pacific, under the Road Champs(R) brand, intends to create customizable toy vehicles, real working contraptions, and a complete line of playsets and accessories based on the competitions.
Untitled, 1997, already laden with a bizarre blend of homoeroticism and eugenic fascination, could only be viewed through a mirrored contraption, which implicated the viewer as unseen voyeur/participant.
On the way home from school, Allie and her best friend Sam (Todd) happen upon a discarded contraption and discover that it is actually a weather-making machine.
Rico's convictions on the subject run deep: He even buys a mail-order time machine contraption with Napoleon's lisping, 32-year-old, still-living-at-home brother Kip (Aaron Ruell).
The game starts when inquisitive chipmunks Chip n' Dale investigate the famous theme park's fireworks machine, the mechanical contraption responsible for Walt Disney World Resort's nightly shower of beautiful fireworks.
The third contraption, easiest to decipher, was a cross coated with tarry paint, wax, hair, and bits of hardware, including a flashlight.
NEWHALL - At first glance, the tubular pod in Kerry Sander's chiropractic exam room looks like a contraption used to test the courage of contestants on TV's ``Fear Factor.
As our attention alternates between this kinetic contraption and the surrounding light show, we are lured into discovering the bizarre plausibility of some utterly mechanical, nonconscious "seeing.
Both as individual tracks and as total flow, techno is a rhythm engine constructing itself out of cannibalized components, a mad inventor's contraption gone berserk.
makers of mind-boggling, award-winning games for kids, announced the release of Contraption Maker Teacher Edition, available free to educators, for a limited time as part of Teacher Appreciation Day/Week.
GEORDIE Shore star Holly Hagan has claimed her full lips are down to an unusual beauty contraption rather than injections.
The showbusiness swindle of the age," is what Elvis Costello calls his Spectacular Spinning Songbook, a contraption that lucky punters from the crowd spin, choosing one of the 40 songs on it to be played.
London, November 8 ( ANI ): A newly developed contraption, which looks like something the doctor ordered for a neck injury, could provide a solution to commuters who face the embarrassing problem of falling asleep on fellow passengers.
THIS clever contraption is perfect for the little ones desperate to be on the move.
The FLOW artists decided to use their ingenious idea to inspire other young people to come up with their own sustainable contraption inspired by the River Tyne.