from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An automatic circuit-breaker.


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  • I could make a much louder sound than the electrotome.

    Heroes of the Telegraph

  • While he rubbed the zinc with his right hand Gray noticed that a sound proceeded from it, which had the pitch and quality of the note emitted by the vibrating contact or electrotome of the coil.

    Heroes of the Telegraph


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