jury-rigged


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Synonyms for jury-rigged

done or made using whatever is available

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The aircraft dropped a live bomb within weeks to prove that the jury-rigged system would work.
fjords or Iceland's odor of herring and sulphur, jury-rigged dories
On describing her image of herself Perillo says "Now I am: bag lady on a cart jury-rigged with lights and crutches.
Sullivan jury-rigged a blower, some hoses and a mask, and cranked it up.
About two years ago, we realized that the jury-rigged interface should be improvised.
jury-rigged out of lilies & rusted six-shooters .
Confidence in a new architecture cannot be jury-rigged, even by well-designed government actions.
THE JURY-RIGGED UNITS SWAT COPS BOLTED ON THEIR ENTRY GUNS WERE EFFECTIVE, BUT THEY WERE TOO CUMBERSOME TO BE OF USE TO THE ARMED CITIZEN OR PATROL OFFICER.
But that law, while an improvement over the administration's jury-rigged procedures, still denies inmates the assistance of counsel in challenging their designation as enemy combatants.
The EOD team was using an entrenching tool jury-rigged to the front of their robot to dig and move objects.
To adequately upgrade the Al Bakir freshwater treatment plant, a design incorporating the jury-rigged system the Al Bakir engineers had built was deemed the most practical and versatile solution.
Dear Reader: this is a box in the box a triangle in the triangle a circle in the circle a period in the period a world, jury-rigged with meaning, but just one world.
If the federal government can't convince an appellate court to overturn Madame Justice Carol Ross' trial level decision, it will obliterate the federal government's precariously jury-rigged system for dealing with the question of who gets Indian status and who doesn't.
The machines sit beneath tin roofs, on the sidewalk or in empty lots - hulking contraptions the size of small cars, jury-rigged with tubes and pipes that sputter and belch and make a deafening racket.
The two are markedly different circumstances sharing a lone commonality, and that is that the country's mood has swung wildly away from the almost reverent deference it once showed to President Bush and his jury-rigged rationale for invading Iraq.