Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In experimental physiology, the passage of a constant current through a nerve, while the latter is connected with a galvanometer, by means of two electrodes placed either both along the course of the nerve, or one along its course and the other at its transverse section.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of leadoff.

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Examples

  • Today in Sports: After Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth got ejected for arguing a lead-off walk and punching the umpire, reliever Ernie Shore came in and pitched a "perfect game" against Washington.

    Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories

  • The festival's lead-off film is typically a major premiere.

    Polanski Film to Open New York Film Fest

  • According to AP, "A Romney victory would make him the first Republican to sweep the first two contests in a competitive race since Iowa gained the lead-off spot in presidential campaigns in 1976."

    New Hampshire primary results - live coverage

  • Today in Sports: After Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth got ejected for arguing a lead-off walk and punching the umpire, reliever Ernie Shore came in and pitched a "perfect game" against Washington.

    Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories

  • Old Volcanoes, the excellent lead-off single from his debut album as Warm Brains, is made from some recognisable constituent parts – a tale of doomed love, distorted guitars – but there's a power to the composition and production, which is a million miles from the shambling indie archetype.

    This week's new live music

  • WASHINGTON — New Hampshire's largest newspaper on Sunday endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in the 2012 GOP presidential race, signaling that rival Mitt Romney isn't the universal favorite and potentially resetting the contest before the state's lead-off primary Jan. 10.

    Newt Gingrich Endorsed By New Hampshire Union Leader

  • The 24-year-old Stewart, making just his eighth career start, took a perfect game into the eighth inning, where Twins third baseman Danny Valencia hit a lead-off double to ruin the streak of perfection.

    White Sox Stewart just misses perfect game in win

  • The 24-year-old Stewart, making just his eighth career start, took a perfect game into the eighth inning, where Twins third baseman Danny Valencia hit a lead-off double to ruin the streak of perfection.

    White Sox Stewart just misses perfect game in win

  • It wound up being the lead-off to the show's strongest season to date.

    Hulu.com: The Top 10 TV Comedies of 2011

  • I always though Carnivale made for a great lead-off piece for something like the Geek Love adaptation (which I hope finally gets out of production hell, otherwise I'm going to have to start directing so I can make it). grantdonovan

    Christoph Waltz to Play “Dangerous Paranoid Schizophenic Animal Trainer” in WATER FOR ELEPHANTS – Collider.com

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