Such a machine is beyond the contrivance of ordinary people.
Eustacia was nettled by her own contrivances.
No, too many mechanical kind of mechanical contrivances there
All whale-boats carry certain curious contrivances, originally invented by the Nantucket Indians, called druggs.
Till the next morning, however, she was not aware of all the felicity of her contrivance.
If we could renounce our artful contrivances and discard our (scheming for) gain, there would be no thieves nor robbers.
He would have seen it as his sworn duty to destroy a contrivance of this kind just as promptly as a gigantic narwhale.
He burns, too, the purest of oil, in its unmanufactured, and, therefore, unvitiated state; a fluid unknown to solar, lunar, or astral contrivances ashore.
He finds the product of his scheming less satisfying than the work that went into its contrivance; his whole career, he reflects, “has been an education in hypocrisy”.
'And this, ' said she, 'is the end of all his friend's anxious circumspection! of all his sister's falsehood and contrivance! The happiest, wisest, most reasonable end! '