And here I must pause, to point out to you the short-sightedness of human contrivance.
It may seem to you rather a blundering contrivance for a clever young man to bury the guineas.
I made my humblest acknowledgment to this illustrious person, for his great communicativeness; and promised, "if ever I had the good fortune to return to my native country, that I would do him justice, as the sole inventor of this wonderful machine;" the form and contrivance
of which I desired leave to delineate on paper, as in the figure here annexed.
And at last I got her, though I forget by which of many contrivances
You see," said the Captain, "I use Bunsen's contrivances
, not Ruhmkorff's.
The contrast between the swift and complex movements of these contrivances
and the inert panting clumsiness of their masters was acute, and for days I had to tell myself repeatedly that these latter were indeed the living of the two things.
An anchor of yesterday (because nowadays there are contrivances
like mushrooms and things like claws, of no particular expression or shape - just hooks) - an anchor of yesterday is in its way a most efficient instrument.
She wondered as she regarded some of the grizzled women in the room, mere mechanical contrivances
sewing seams and grinding out, with heads bended over their work, tales of imagined or real girlhood happiness, past drunks, the baby at home, and unpaid wages.
As every one knows, these same hogs' bristles, fins, whiskers, blinds, or whatever you please, furnish to the ladies their busks and other stiffening contrivances
Tenders are invited for Supply Of Automatic contrivance
An "Amelie"-like tale of whimsical wonder tinged with a bit more black comedy, "Liza, the Fox-Fairy" will strike viewers variously as an impish delight or an offbeat contrivance
that feels a tad too pleased with itself.
Islamabad -- The audit officials have declared the contrivance
fund of Rs.
It's a Cuckoo's Nest contrivance
from Wayne's World director Penelope Spheeris, going from the sublime to St Nicholas.
To insist that the former negate the latter's relevance is a contrivance
at its best.
Sadly, Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked lacks the charm and energy of the earlier films, and stranding the animals on an island is a flimsy contrivance
to force Alvin to grow up.