doohickey

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doojigger

and doohickey and doohickie (ˈdudʒɪgɚ and ˈduhɪki)
n. a name for a gadget. Toss me that little red doohickey, will you?

doohickey

verb
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23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines(NYSE: LUV) currently saves roughly 54 million gallons of fuel each year, thanks to those little DooHickeys you see at the end of the wing on the Boeing 737 aircraft, which also have the added bonus of reducing emissions.
According to Judith O'Connor, executive director of the Millbury Council on Aging, sometimes whippersnappers can teach an elder a thing or two about newfangled doohickeys.
NASA's growing reliance on antiquated doohickeys is a measure of how far its star has fallen - that and the amazing pace at which PC sys-tems develop.
On many Internet search engines, there is a rich literature on the conversion of war technologies into peacetime doohickeys.
They not only have loos with automatic lids, built-in deodorisers, heated seats and doohickeys to cover up embarrassing sounds but even something to give you a massage while you're sat there.
And if selling tickets translates to selling related merchandise, you can bet there'll be ``Warriors of Virtue'' doohickeys all ready to ship.
It is made out of various forms of metal tubing: bicycle handlebars, the probe-head of a vacuum cleaner, part of a ski pole, the burner mechanism of a gas stove, and all sorts of other doohickeys.
So there I was, feeling all glowy, when the weekend came around, and I finally went to buy my new iPad (other tablet-sized computer-ish doohickeys are available).
WORCESTER - With the use of mechanical arms, empty paper towel rolls, motorized lifts and other inspired doohickeys, would-be WALL-Es were bending it like Beckham yesterday afternoon at the Savage Soccer robotics competition at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
They love the CD's "winning tunes" and add, "kids will love the goofy songs about doohickeys, meatballs and more.
They've designed a smart helmet, complete with all manner of digital doohickeys, not to mention two small TV screens, that will enable guns to be fired from waist level with total accuracy, to instantly communicate with command and fellow troops, and to navigate between objectives with complete precision.