An example of contrivance is the ability of a tornado to destroy buildings.
Sleep of Zeus, by the contrivance of Hera.
Gian Galeazzos duchy was a masterpiece of mechanical contrivance, the creation of a scheming intellect and lawless will.
This is effected by raising up a small mound of rich compost around it, a contrivance which induces the graft to emit roots into the surface soil.
Any contrivance that serves to interrupt radiation, though it may not keep the temperature much above freezing, will be found sufficient.
He married a daughter of Tarquinius and succeeded to the throne by the contrivance of his mother-in-law, Tanaquil, who was skilled in divination and foresaw his greatness.