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  • [ESPN - Jackson chastises MLB for 'ill-contrived questions' in background checks, AP, January 31, 2008,]

    Jesse Jackson Defending Southern White MLB Umpires? What’s In It For Him

  • I think the heavy glaymore was an ill-contrived weapon.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • It stipulated that the extraordinarily ill-contrived boundaries established by the Treaty in which it was incorporated should be guaranteed by the

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Then the constant hate-fest directed towards those who disagree with administration policy concerning this ill-conceived, ill-contrived, phony war for profits and control, that somehow escape any real attention in the corporate media as being biased and downright treasonous.

    Think Progress » Former President Bush Blames ‘Bloggers’ for ‘Ugly’ Political Climate

  • But I will advise any, who from ill-contrived arrangements, or unforeseen misfortune, [FOOTNOTE: Of course it will be remembered that this was written before railways in Ireland had been constructed.] may find themselves on board the

    The Kellys and the O'Kellys

  • England a very ill-contrived one-horse chair, narrow, naked, shattered and shabby.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • It was a matter of little consequence to him that the gourbi, in which of necessity he was quartered, was uncomfortable and ill-contrived; he loved the open air, and the independence of his life suited him well.

    Off on a Comet

  • I had now exchanged my elegant apartment in Magdalen College, for a narrow, gloomy street, the most unfrequented of an unhandsome town, for an old inconvenient house, and for a small chamber ill-contrived and ill-furnished, which, on the approach of Winter, instead of a companionable fire, must be warmed by the dull invisible heat of a stove.

    Memoirs of My Life and Writings

  • Her wearying cough is irritated by the constant smoke of the ill-contrived chimney; her oppressed breathing additionally impeded by the closeness of the overcrowded room; her rest interrupted by the voices of the pupils, the ringing of the bells, the chanting of the Office, and the various other sounds inevitable under existing circumstances.

    The Life of the Venerable Mother Mary of the Incarnation

  • The materials, all of an inadequate nature, commencing with their uncouth engine, and ending with their ill-contrived double seats and carriages for passengers.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 327, January, 1843

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