contraptions

[ kuh n-trap-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF contraptions
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The telephone man stepped to the nearest of his contraptions.

The boomerang we have already introduced to our readers, and some of the other contraptions we shall now proceed to explain.

He didn't believe the rumours, and he spoke scornfully of the new machines as contraptions.

But we have been too long getting on with half-measures, makeshifts, contraptions of all sorts.

He was cleaning the under part, the mechanisms and contraptions that can only be got at when the bridge is thus ajar.

Kites, that was it, contraptions of tissue paper held at the end of a string, ornaments not to be taken seriously.

He was firmly convinced that Ed Smith and all his contraptions would soon be abolished from the office of the Star.

I had not made any contraptions for that purpose, having not thought about it in the hurry to leave my prison.

Is this hyar another of your contraptions to tell what the weather's goin' to be like the year after next?

Then they broiled the steaks over the clear fire on one of the contraptions which Dig had laughed at his chum for packing.

WORD ORIGIN

1825, western England dialect, origin obscure, perhaps from con(trive) + trap, or deception.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONTRAPTIONS

equipment

nounsupplies, gear for activity
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