The endless succession of quotation marks is its own contrivance, a scrim between Shields and the world.
Now seest thou not, how many good ends this contrivance answers?
This expedition up the mountain was entirely of his contrivance.
Till the next morning, however, she was not aware of all the felicity of her contrivance.
The contrivance, if a contrivance, to get me away, so insolently mean!
There seems to have been some doubt, for a time, as to whether the contrivance could be made to work.
Then he began to experiment, with some rude apparatus of his own contrivance.
A contrivance, by means of immersing a sail, to diminish the drift of a ship during a gale of wind.
It was by his contrivance the girl had been sent from India.
The man was opening the door with one hand while he kept me covered with the other, and he got the contrivance fairly in the face.