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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In a way, these contraptions are reminiscent of the olden times when slaves and prisoners were immobilized.
Simple machines help control the forces in each part of a contraption.
Rolling out a contraption he's used before adds variety to the set.
The 25-pound frame contraption, which looks remarkably similar to a neck brace, is adjustable so it can sit under the chin or go up around the forehead.
The students were then given the challenge of designing a contraption that responds to the River Tyne and its environment.
Workers have eased a giant concrete-and-steel box into the Gulf of Mexico, starting the long process of lowering the contraption over the blown-out oil well at the bottom of the sea.
A giant contraption made up of everyday laboratory objects will smoke, fizz and whizz in a continuous chain of actions and reactions using gas, air, electricity, suction, gravity, water, jet propulsion, fireworks, weights, cantilevers, pulleys and magnets.
Attach this contraption to your meter and see the amount you're using converted into money, instead of meaningless meter readings.
Rome and his colleagues describe their contraption in the Dec.
Howard Stapleton, MD of Compound Security Systems, has moved to reassure some 250 retailers who have bought the 'Mosquito' contraption following reports that a local authority had banned it from being used.
Using a seated contraption she invented called an "explore board," students find new relationships to gravity and test the waters of their strength.
Over the course of seven days, objects ranging from CDs to food to clothing to other people's artwork--even a three-year-old child--were bundled into this unique contraption.
THE EUROPEAN fad of inhaling liquor vapor through a contraption known as AWOL (for Alcohol Without Liquid) hasn't exactly taken the U.
To day this day, of course, catalogues fascinate me, and they were our salvation when our four sons were young, although my husband and I filled out the blanks or made the late night calls to 800 numbers or went on the Internet, once sending off to Canada for that year's coveted game contraption.
Take a one-hour workout on this contraption and you be the judge.