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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Various doohickeys, like a lighter and lock-picker, flip out of his finger sockets; his head can spring high into the air; his hat sprouts helicopter propellers or an umbrella; and toothpaste, for no apparent reason, can spritz out of his body.
Build cubbyholes for your doohickeys and use mounting bolts with Wing-Nuts for easy removal of the chop saw.
My administrative and accounts 'stuff' consists of just three sturdy ring binders, plus said hole-punch, a stapler, a desk calculator and poly pockets, plus the doohickeys (sentinels?
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.
The rubber face masks are back, along with brain bombs and all manner of doohickeys that let you leap tall buildings at a single bound, while the screenplay constantly throws in those "impossible" feats of derring-do.
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.
We're the same, except for the doohickeys," then you would agree.
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.
With craft you could probably plot a fairly accurate graph, from the moment some exec tables the idea of "the great British wood whittle" via the massive spike in national sales of grinders and chisels, to the peak incidence of family members being gifted whittled doohickeys, to the point at which the spike hits the behemoth that is eBay and the search term "lathe" gets 6,000 hits.
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 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.