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).
  • The wife of a whaling captain had provided the chapel with a handsome pair of red worsted man-ropes for this ladder, which, being itself nicely headed, and stained with a mahogany colour, the whole contrivance, considering what manner of chapel it was, seemed by no means in bad taste.
  • In the excitement of the moment, Ahab had forgotten that since the loss of his leg he had never once stepped on board of any vessel at sea but his own, and then it was always by an ingenious and very handy mechanical contrivance peculiar to the Pequod, and a thing not to be rigged and shipped in any other vessel at a moment's warning.
  • And, 1. That glorious contrivance of the gospel speaks forth what a high esteem God puts upon the souls of men.

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