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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of cable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Fastened with, or attached to, a cable or rope.
  • adj. Adorned with cabling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fastened or supplied with a cable or cables.
  • In architecture, having the ornament called a cable.
  • In heraldry, formed of a cable: applied to a cross formed of the two ends of a ship's cable.


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  • “This experiment is particularly timely because it provides subsurface geological information that complements the work of the NEPTUNE Canada project at the University of Victoria to install a long-term cabled hydrothermal observatory in the hydrothermal fields” said William Wilcock, a UW marine geophysicist and a co-principal investigator on the project.

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  • This should be checked, however, because in short cabled distribution systems (typical for LV systems) the cable cross section might be determined by the current capacity.

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  • They are learning to collect and manipulate information on personal computers or what are known as clusters, where computer servers are cabled together to form a larger computer.


  • Oh, and I agree that cellis20 that, in #1, the cabled fence couldn't be electric - the rebar would just ground it out.

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  • Here, with the Jew healing the breach with the wheat-farmer whose agents still cabled money, was the time to take advantage.


  • The CIA "white paper" and the British Iraq "dossier" were compiled in close proximity, with British officials bringing drafts to discuss in Washington, trans-Atlantic videoconferences, and cabled updates.

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  • “I wholeheartedly appreciate your readiness at such a decisive hour for the Jewish people,” he later cabled Einstein from London.

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  • As Mack cabled to Weizmann: “Einstein situation extremely difficult expedient you explain us fully his exact negotiations … also awaiting you promised cable whether he accept your suggestioncouple university lectures free.”

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  • He'd been asked to write a psychological profile, cabled to his home government, of presumed heir Kim Jong Eun.

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  • This sentiment was promptly cabled to America in an Associated Press dispatch, whereupon the American press (possibly annoyed because I had not climbed down out of my tree) charged me with paying for advertising by cable at a dollar per word — the very human way of the American press, which, when a man refuses to come down and be licked, makes faces at him.

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  • Another term used in heraldry.

    December 10, 2010