Nouns denoting man-made objects

scrub brush
a brush with short stiff bristles for heavy cleaning
 
bypass capacitor
a capacitor that provides low impedance over certain (high) frequencies
 
khaddar
a coarse homespun cotton cloth made in India
 
knout
a whip with a lash of leather thongs twisted with wire; used for flogging prisoners
 
dummy
a figure representing the human form
 
scarf
a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end-to-end
 
double-magnum
a large wine bottle (holds 4/5 of a gallon)
 
crack
a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive
 
shoehorn
a device used for easing the foot into a shoe
 
rain stick
a percussion instrument that is made from a dried cactus branch that is hollowed out and filled with small pebbles and capped at both ends; makes the sound of falling rain when tilted; origin was in Chile where tribesmen used it in ceremonies to bring rain
 
Carnegie Mellon University
an engineering university in Pittsburgh
 
dolman sleeve
a sleeve with a large armhole and tight cuff
 
gran casa
a large drum with two heads; makes a sound of indefinite but very low pitch
 
pay-phone
a coin-operated telephone
 
wick
any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action
 
skibob
a vehicle resembling a bicycle but having skis instead of wheels; the rider wears short skis for balancing
 
funeral parlour
a mortuary where those who knew the deceased can come to pay their last respects
 
buttonhook
a hook for pulling a button through a buttonhole
 
ledger board
top rail of a fence or balustrade
 
pyramidal tent
a large tent shaped like a pyramid; can hold half a dozen people
 
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