Examples of usage:

  1. By this contrivance, in short, all the apartments were warmed very comfortably, and illuminated in a brilliant manner. "Paris As It Was and As It Is" by Francis W. Blagdon
  2. For seven months at one time Catherine had to lie on her face on a special sort of couch made on purpose for her; but she invented a contrivance by which, even then, she could read her Bible, though still remaining in the position that the doctors wished. "Catherine Booth A Sketch" by Colonel Mildred Duff
  3. Many things which are difficult in themselves, are easily effected by contrivance. "The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six" by Titus Livius
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