a group of three inconsistent propositions, two of which are premises of a syllogism that contradict the third.
a gambling game or method of raising money, as for some public charitable purpose, in which a large number of tickets are sold and a drawing is held for certain prizes. any scheme for the distribution of prizes by chance. any happening or process that is or appears to be determined by chance: to look […]
an act or instance of . Usually, machinations. crafty schemes; plots; intrigues. Historical Examples It was not the machination or revenge of a disappointed suitor. Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851. Various It is pleasant to record that all this match-making and machination came to naught. Child Life in Colonial Days […]
to put to death, especially by hanging, by mob action and without legal authority. John (“Jack”) 1917–1999, Irish political leader: prime minister 1966–73, 1977–79. Contemporary Examples It was a culmination, that election, of two generations of political struggle, and lynch was the culminator. Bill Lynch, the Culminator Michael Tomasky August 11, 2013 But Dinkins had […]
an apparatus consisting of interrelated parts with separate functions, used in the performance of some kind of work: a sewing machine. a mechanical apparatus or contrivance; mechanism. Mechanics. a device that transmits or modifies force or motion. Also called simple machine. any of six or more elementary mechanisms, as the lever, wheel and axle, pulley, […]