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  • It is brought from a Central Depot in a Mechanical Contrivance which is run underground, thence up into the Dining room.

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  • Paley's favourite word is "Contrivance"; and for him contrivance is most certain where production is most obscure.

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  • And he had been forced to install cantilevers to support the madly gyrating Bust Array and Hip Contrivance.

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  • But then, imagine my Chagrin to discover that the one selling the most copies at that moment was not my own, but a Contrivance of my book filled with . . . zombies.

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  • Contrivance can have a long arm too; eventually this one breaks.

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  • Of course, up until fairly recently about 2:47 PM yesterday it was thought that the earliest recorded Contrivance in this country was the famous water-wheel driven vole featured in the bottom left corner of the Bayeux Tapestry, just to the right of the entrails from the partially disembowelled Saxon lying nearby.

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  • Of course, up until fairly recently about 2:47 PM yesterday it was thought that the earliest recorded Contrivance in this country was the famous water-wheel driven vole featured in the bottom left corner of the Bayeux Tapestry, just to the right of the entrails from the partially disembowelled Saxon lying nearby.

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  • Contrivance and coincidence conspire to tell you what to feel and when.

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  • Not only will you have a fun summer gig, but you'll be participating in a venerable Rickety Contrivance of Doing Good!

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  • And, indeed, Valerius was now become such to me, this Contrivance having raz'd out all those Characters of Friendship and fraternal Love, which his virtuous and generous Behaviour had engraven in my Heart before; and I now detested and abhorr'd him as the worst of Criminals.

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