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  • s  done or made using whatever is available
    the survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear

  • American troops in Iraq have become masters of improvisation, like bolting jury-rigged armor to humvees to shield themselves from sniper fire and shrapnel.
  • Instead, the printer has been jury-rigged to handle something much more extraordinary than ink it now sprays tiny living cells into the three-dimensional forms of human organs.
  • But the key development with Twitter is how we've jury-rigged the system to do things that its creators never dreamed of.
News & Articles

  • Moonshine tempts new generation
    By Kari Andren, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Primitive, jury-rigged stills and glass Mason jars with crude, homemade labels — the vestiges of Prohibition — are reappearing in Western Pennsylvania as illegal moonshine ...
    July 21, 2013 - The Mckeesport Daily News
  • Moonshine tempts new generation
    By Kari Andren, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Primitive, jury-rigged stills and glass Mason jars with crude, homemade labels — the vestiges of Prohibition — are reappearing in Western Pennsylvania as illegal moonshine ...
    July 21, 2013 - The Mckeesport Daily News
Quotes

  • Howard Berman in Forbes
    This is not the jury-rigged result of a series of compromises but rather the right report on this subject,Berman said at a news conference in the Capitol.
  • Richard Wright in Los Angeles Times
    It's not without its hiccups,Lakeshore's Wright said. "You don't go in expecting things to always work smoothly, but Romanians are geniuses at what we might consider to be jury-rigged solutions. The power plant might be held together by...

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