Sentence Examples


  • Cicero actually saw this contrivance and describes it (De Rep. i.
  • This excellent time-saving contrivance has also been used in Gill's apparatus for measuring astrographic plates (see below).
  • Furthermore, since the wind varies in direction and the axis has to follow its changes, a wind vane or some other contrivance to fulfil the same purpose must be employed.
  • It involves many novel features: the receiving electromagnet is of peculiar construction and remarkable efficiency and the transmitting apparatus has a contrivance to prevent unintentional repetitions of a letter through the operator holding his finger too long on a key.
  • The contrivance most generally adopted for calling attention was a call-bell rung either by a small magneto-electric machine (magneto-generator) or by a battery.

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