from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of main.
- n. The domestic electrical power supply.
- n. The pipes of a centralized water supply that transport the water to individual buildings.
- n. The farm attached to a mansion house.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The farm attached to a mansion house; a manse.
- n. The source of electrical power in a building; the wiring system of a building.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The farm or fields attached to a mansion-house; the home farm.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The pressure in the city mains is often not sufficient to raise the water to the second story roof level during peak demand periods -- most of the day -- but there is enough pressure at night.
I called the mains and won his crowns -- he was a mere baby at the game -- but half my mind was elsewhere.
They camped at the table, all the five of them, and some while their greed kept them wakeful, and they called the mains, but their drought kept them drinking.
Definitely, though the mains are a bit short on veg, which you have to order as a (pricey) extra.
The menu doesn't throw up any real surprises in the gastro era, although some of the mains are a bit pricey - £10 for a burger!
The story does not actually tell us if these lights still have any kind of mains supply?
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In the political arena, once the governorship candidate has emerged, everybody settles down; what remains is to plug their selfish interests onto the "mains" of the governor, not bothering much about the person's specifications of his running mate, who, in reality, is a
A three-course set lunch featuring mains such as mains such as Sous Vide Of Beef Cheeks pasta starts from a very reasonable $26.
Using a combination of power sources such as mains power, the sun and the wind, the Yez also employs some very novel technologies such as photoelectric conversion (man-made photosynthesis), making the Yez akin to a leaf in the good deeds it performs for a choking global environment.
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