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He dwelt upon this contrivance, until it seemed too complicated for success.
The latter seems to have suggested the contrivance and the former to have done the practical work.
"It was by Marius's contrivance that he was placed sentry over the girl," he heard her tell Fortunio, and he thought she sneered.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Such a contrivance helps to improve the leeway of so shallow a boat, although not proportionately to the area immersed.
Toward the latter part of his sickness, a rude contrivance was adopted to change his position in bed.
CHARLES DURANTHE AUTHOR OF THE WALDOS
Such a contrivance would save his feet, check his perspiration, and console his dorsal vertebra.
He had a contrivance that looked like a small mowing machine, and was busily cutting swaths of wool along her sides.
Was our devotion paid to the wretched, inefficient, clumsy contrivance, which this new doctrine would make it?
Such a marvel was without precedent, and I cannot say that it had been accomplished altogether by my own contrivance.
Those who have tried to handle gelatin dry plates with moist hands will readily appreciate the value of this simple contrivance.

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