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artificial aids

plural noun
Manège. aid (def 6b).
Origin of artificial aids
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Brief information as to all artificial aids to navigation is shown on the charts.

    Nautical Charts G. R. Putnam
  • Hence, the universal craving for artificial aids to digestion.

    Smoking and Drinking James Parton
  • During the whole time he had no recourse to artificial aids.

    Swimming Scientifically Taught Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
  • Oh, he was intrinsic enough; she never thought of his even looking for artificial aids.

  • Lighthouses, buoys, and other artificial aids to navigation are represented, with descriptive abbreviations.

    Nautical Charts G. R. Putnam
  • The explanation seems to be that certain instincts are developed in proportion to the want of artificial aids.

  • The first consideration by those who would develop clairvoyance by artificial aids is the choice of a suitable agent.

    Second Sight

  • She has a dark complexion naturally, and this effect is heightened by artificial aids which cost her nothing.

    Sketches New and Old, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • All artificial aids to beauty should be sparingly used, and have no place whatever upon the toilet table of the young girl.

    Social Life

    Maud C. Cooke
  • He takes his own confusion due to loss of artificial aids for an objective situation.

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