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Contraption   Listen
Contraption  n.  A contrivance; a new-fangled device; used scornfully. (Colloq. or Dial.) "We all remember some of the extraordinary contraptions which have been thus evolved and put upon the market."

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"Contraption" Quotes from Famous Books

... managed to tote him on my back most ways home here. He chose to think I'd done him a great favor, and after that he was always sayin' he meant to repay me some day. Well, he certainly did when he turns over this here neat contraption at a price that was dirt cheap, and which I'd be ashamed to mention to yuh. That's how it come I ...
— At Whispering Pine Lodge • Lawrence J. Leslie

... crept stealthily the little distance to the doorway, her spear clutched tightly in her hand. Whatever the thing was, it was evidently attempting to gain entrance without awakening her. It was just beyond the pitiful little contraption of slender boughs that she had bound together with grasses and called a door—only a few inches lay between the thing and her. Rising to her knees she reached out with her left hand and felt until she found ...
— Tarzan the Terrible • Edgar Rice Burroughs

Words linked to "Contraption" :   mod con, appliance, gimbal, convenience, gismo, device

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