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  • n. All the electrical components and wiring of a machine or system

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The science of electricity.


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  • The Army hasn't given up completely on the idea of electrics and say that improved batteries, and therefore better range, would be a compelling reason to try again.

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  • As Zoe Buchanan, who runs K2, an estate agency in Macher, 15 minutes inland from the capital, Arrecife, observes: "The further off the beaten track the property is, the more issues you may have with getting the correct paperwork to obtain mains water and electrics, which is why many owners go alternative."

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  • "Indeed, trying to tackle certain areas that you are not qualified for, such as electrics or plumbing, could invalidate your home insurance and leave you liable for the cost of any subsequent damage."

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  • 'electrics' (once called steamers) could go from Glasgow to New York in little over twenty-four hours.

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  • Sam and I left Geoff with his head in the electrics, muttering imprecations against whichever hapless soul had installed our, in his opinion, 'stupidly small inverter'. . . .

    There was also a problem with the fridge, which appeared to be completely nonfunctional, but Geoff couldn't work out whether the fridge was actually dead or if it was just another problem with the electrics.
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