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thingamajig

and thingy (ˈθɪŋəmədʒɪg and ˈθɪŋi)
n. a gadget for which the proper name has been forgotten or is unknown. Hand me that thingamajig with the copper base, will you?

thingy

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I won't try to summarize Duguid's findings, both because they are too nuanced for a column and because he has not yet published his research, except to say that he finds that the term "information" was used even back in the 18th century as a thingy word useful when you want to talk at a level so general that more precise terms get in the way.
Crabby Crab" is the latest title in an innovative toddler picture book series called Thingy Things.
But if I were a gambling woman, I'd bet my last sugar-almond-favour thingy that Keira will still be snogging her husband in the back of the Clio long after the Ecclestone marriage has skidded into the pit lane.
As it turns out, the Endurance World Championship couldn't be much less entertaining, as it's one of those car races where they drive round for days - a Le Mans-type thingy I think.
Among the groundlings, the pic finds its true antic hero in Thingy (Lee Mun-shik), a peasant so poor he doesn't own a name.
We'll have Dave, George and Thingy running the country," they said, when they'd had too much to drink.
In their own way, as odd as the programmable Andy Howell Artsprojekt virtual Zazzle New Deal Sophisto Elemento Rowdy Girly Thingy Freedomesque social engineering magic fusion products are.
But to the honchos that are still wondering why the big square thingy will not go into the round thingy, even if you hit it really, really hard with the biggest, meanest hammer-thingy-you can find, it is unlikely to make much sense.
The Thingumajig is the perfect gadget to figure out why a thingy out, point it at the Thingumajig's phototransistor.
Don't worry about this training for drivers thingy.
com--along with the beanbag for two, the Mathmos Space Projector, the tongue-endangering Pizza Fork/Cutter Thingy, a Marmite jar, the challenging single digit led clock kit--and much, much more.
MORE sartorial rubbish from TV's top pantomime dames Trinny and Thingy in their brilliant programme What Not To Watch - Have They Remembered?
One of the more interesting items in the line is the Happy Lucky Thingy/Mad Nasty Thingy Pillow ($26).
Fortunately, the chaps at the train thingy told her that she could purchase the requisite weekly ticket at nearby Starmart (a flash sort of "open all hours' dairy).