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  • Other than ground-wire trolleys, there were no powered vehicles within the administration perimeter.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • "We'll have to have a regular schedule -- gasoline, switch, ground-wire, pet-cocks primed -- oil cups up, and all that sort of thing," murmured Cora as they glided swiftly onward.

    The Motor Girls on Cedar Lake Or the Hermit of Fern Island

  • The cable-cart may have its uses; but many a score of worn-out staff-officers must have blessed the grass fire which has destroyed the ground-wire in their rear, and thus given them a few hours of unbroken rest.

    On the Heels of De Wet

  • He would play it to her -- to the girl who had set him free in the Sagalac woods, to the ravishing deserter from her people, to the only woman who had told him the truth in all his life, and who insulated his magnetism as a ground-wire insulates lightning.

    The World for Sale, Complete

  • Sagalac woods, to the ravishing deserter from her people, to the only woman who had told him the truth in all his life, and who insulated his magnetism as a ground-wire insulates lightning.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • It was to him, however, like a ground-wire in telegraphy -- it carried off the nervous force tingling in him and driving him to impulsive action, while his reputation called for a constant outward urbanity, a philosophical apathy.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • Then, to the ends of the copper wire of the main coil fasten two wires, -- one for the line, the other for the "ground-wire."

    St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878 Scribner's Illustrated

  • a charge sufficient to last for forty years, and this, with a ground-wire run down through the ice to the solid earth, might make telegraphic communication possible to some subsequent visitor to the pole.

    The Great Stone of Sardis

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