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jury-rigged

Chiefly nautical set up in a makeshift manner, usually as a result of the loss of regular gear
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In a basement lab a few hundred yards from Lewis's office, her group has jury-rigged a 3-D printer, equipped with a microscope, that can precisely print structures with features as small as one micrometer (a human red blood cell is around 10 micrometers in diameter).
Libya's navy had been sunk by NATO planes and its air force was near mutiny, however, so all Zeidan had to stop it was a tugboat jury-rigged with Grad rockets.
"We'd like to get this gig,'' he replied, reaching for a microphone while his confreres unzipped damp bags and pulled out two guitars, a jury-rigged pedal drum and a melodica.
But there are welcome signs that this jury-rigged structure may finally be starting to work as the DNI responds to budget pressures and the scandals surrounding National Security Agency's surveillance programs.
Encouraged by the fresh sign, I immediately jury-rigged a stand into a scrubby little cottonwood and had barely got settled in when that buck came cruising back down the draw.
Shunichi Tanaka, a longtime nuclear power proponent and the chairman of the recently created watchdog Nuclear Regulation Authority, told reporters after the announcement of the leaking pits that there was concern that because of the number of jury-rigged systems at the plant it might not be possible to prevent another accident.
The story of World War II is a story of so many people, so many viewpoints, and Cardy's view is a seemingly instant nostalgia--scenes caught at the very moment they happened with a wash of wistful watercolors dabbed out of a jury-rigged Sucrets cough drop box.
Nor should Congress have difficulty protecting Medicare services by blocking the planned cut in doctor's fees since it has done this so frequently in the past that the legislation has a nickname, the "doc fix." Not only could the economy miss the fiscal cliff this way, but, for those with an optimistic turn of mind, the compromises, jury-rigged as they inevitably will be, might even lay the foundations of something more substantive.
Tommy radioed McMurdo for spare parts when jury-rigged repairs failed.
It's almost always the children who lead the tales of human misery: weeks-old babies showing up at the hospital to be treated for rat bites, toddlers electrocuted due to jury-rigged wiring systems, pre-adolescents being coopted into the dangerous drug trade.
The technology for micro-oxygenation has matured rapidly from jury-rigged setups just a few years ago to equipment that can dose young wines with precise and minute amounts of oxygen.
In fact, the network that fed the system was little more than a series of jury-rigged Telex machines with human operators, transmitting only the simplest data, which were slapped onto old-style Kodak slides--again, by humans.