Inventiveness Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Inventiveness


  1. Archimedes (287–212 B. C.) invented military engine which saved Syracuse. [Gk. Hist.: Hall, 31]
  2. Bell, Alexander Graham (1847–1922) inventor of telephone (1876). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 46]
  3. Connecticut Yankee, the made mechanical devices in the sixth century. [Am. Lit.: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court]
  4. Dictynna invented fishermen’s nets. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 79]
  5. Edison, Thomas Alva (1847–1931) inventor of many electrical devices. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 157]
  6. Erechtheus inventor of chariots. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 91]
  7. Franklin, Benjamin (1706–1790) gave us lightning rod, bifocals, efficient stove, etc. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 836]
  8. Goldberg, Rube (1883–1970) designed elaborate contraptions to effect simple results. [Am. Hist.: Espy, 111]
  9. Gumbrill, Theodore, Jr. designs trousers with built-in air-cushion seat. [Br. Lit.: Aldous Huxley Antic Hay in Benét, 39]
  10. Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) created prototypes for parachutes, submarines, tanks, helicopters. [Ital. Hist.: Plum, 185–200]
  11. McVey, Hugh invents and builds successful machines for farm and mine operators. [Am. Lit.: Anderson Poor White in Magill I, 762]