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artificial aids

plural noun
1.
Manège. aid (def 6b).
Origin of artificial aids
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35
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  • Certainly there is a limit in nature which can only be overcome by artificial aid.

    The Open Air Richard Jefferies
  • Then I can fill my cup without any artificial aid, or any painful effort.

  • Was it all due to inward fever, to the wine-cup, or to artificial aid?

    Glories of Spain Charles W. Wood
  • An artificial aid to conversation and the repetition of threadbare stories, generally off-color.

    The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard
  • Some artificial aid is thus needed to prevent him from thinking of any arrangement but the right one.

    "Stops"

    Paul Allardyce
  • Without any artificial aid, I got a splendid night's rest last night, and consequently am very much freshened up to-day.

  • The soil beneath them was heated with hot-air pipes and enriched by artificial aid.

    The Green Book Mr Jkai
  • The reason, therefore, why a lawyer succeeds ill as a senator is to be found in the sudden removal of an artificial aid.

  • She is quite twenty-six (in spite of artificial aid), a fact that Lilian perceives with secret gratification.

    Airy Fairy Lilian Margaret Wolfe Hamilton (AKA Duchess)
  • Nothing can be more fanciful than that the highest of all mental gifts must have artificial aid.

    The Gorgeous Isle

    Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for artificial aid

artificial aid

noun
1.
(mountaineering) another name for aid (sense 5)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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