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Despite reality TV being a buzzing hive of manipulations and contrivances, the captain says Sailing Yacht remains, at least in its filming methods, pure.
IS GLENN SHEPHARD, THE ‘BELOW DECK SAILING YACHT’ CAPTAIN, THE NICEST GUY ON REALITY TV?TIM TEEMANMAY 14, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
He dwelt upon this contrivance, until it seemed too complicated for success.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The latter seems to have suggested the contrivance and the former to have done the practical work.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
"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.
YACHTING VOL. 2VARIOUS.
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.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
He had a contrivance that looked like a small mowing machine, and was busily cutting swaths of wool along her sides.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
Was our devotion paid to the wretched, inefficient, clumsy contrivance, which this new doctrine would make it?
KEY-NOTES OF AMERICAN LIBERTYVARIOUS
Such a marvel was without precedent, and I cannot say that it had been accomplished altogether by my own contrivance.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS

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