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  • n. Plural form of breaker.

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  • n. waves breaking on the shore

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Examples

  • When your list of deal breakers is larger than your list of friends, there's a problem.

    Julie Spira: Are You Too Picky?

  • About 20 years ago, Westinghouse began having problems with counterfeit circuit breakers from the Far East being sold.

    Quality Control at NASA - NASA Watch

  • The roar of breakers from the distant beach crushed imaginary shipwrecks to splinters.

    Banano's Bar

  • The precise method for selecting readers for tie breakers is undefined as the Administrators need the flexibility to get books read at very short notice.

    Science Fiction Awards Watch » Endeavour Award

  • I pulled the breakers from the service line, leaving the branch circuits connected to the bottom of the breaker. still had this voltage at the fixture wire.

    More electrical questions...

  • For this test you do not want to turn off the main breakers, or any breakers or the service switch because the purpose of this test is to check the wiring of the house for low-grade shorts and hidden connections to the neighbor.

    electric bill

  • The sea, however, showed marks of its violence; the bay was white with foam, and as I proceeded, the tide, which was just beginning to flow, roared loudly, and advanced in short breakers wreathed with spray.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 375, June 13, 1829

  • This gave Tutte an identical copy of the original message, or in code-breakers 'jargon, a "depth".

    Comments from all Computer Weekly blogs

  • Came days of fog, when even Maud's spirit drooped and there were no merry words upon her lips; days of calm, when we floated on the lonely immensity of sea, oppressed by its greatness and yet marvelling at the miracle of tiny life, for we still lived and struggled to live; days of sleet and wind and snow-squalls, when nothing could keep us warm; or days of drizzling rain, when we filled our water-breakers from the drip of the wet sail.

    Chapter 28

  • Their description of what the job entailed, from extracting semen from the "toms" to working as "breakers" -- i.e., grabbing panicked hens so the inseminator can inject them -- is gruesome.

    Kerry Trueman: Time To Mothball The Butterball!

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