doohickey

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Now, could anyone in this store please tell me where to find the little doohickeys that hold up shelves?
I just never could get the hang of any of those knife-sharpening doohickeys, I always wound up with a completely messed up edge, but I've found a tool I can work.
There are a variety of clothes dryers and lines you can set up in your backyard, including retractable lines so you don't choke yourself while chasing the dog across the lawn, and umbrella-shaped doohickeys that take up minimal space.
The rubber face masks are back, along with brain bombs and all manner of doohickeys that let you leap tall buildings at a single bound, while the screenplay constantly throws in those "impossible" feats of derring-do.
I'm talking about those red, flat, rubber doohickeys that folks took to bed with them back in the day.
By combining the Shift and arrow keys on the keyboard, users can easily move to links or any other navigational element on a page, which is great if you're a notebook user who hates touch pads and those knobbly doohickeys in the middle of the keyboard.
Usually during this time of the year, supermarket equipment manufacturers are tripping over themselves to introduce their latest and greatest doohickeys to operators, planners and designers.
Others demonstrated doohickeys that can be attached to television sets to view photos taken with digital cameras.
Various doohickeys, like a lighter and lock-picker, flip out of his finger sockets; his head can spring high into the air; his hat sprouts helicopter propellers or an umbrella; and toothpaste, for no apparent reason, can spritz out of his body.
With craft you could probably plot a fairly accurate graph, from the moment some exec tables the idea of "the great British wood whittle" via the massive spike in national sales of grinders and chisels, to the peak incidence of family members being gifted whittled doohickeys, to the point at which the spike hits the behemoth that is eBay and the search term "lathe" gets 6,000 hits.