lightning-conductor love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as lightning-rod.


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  • They much improve the appearance of a forest as seen from the coast; for they vary the otherwise monotonous tree-tops with feathery crowns of leaves rising clear above them, and each terminated by an erect leafy spike like a lightning-conductor.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • ‘A swallow is perched on the lightning-conductor,’ said Susan.

    The Waves

  • There is, for instance, a model of the first lightning-conductor.

    From a Terrace in Prague

  • In England, during our Revolutionary war, an active scientific discussion was carried on as to whether the upper end of a lightning-conductor should be sharp or blunt.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 of Popular Literature and Science

  • Academy of Sciences of Paris, on being consulted by the Minister of War in 1823, expressed the opinion that a lightning-conductor protects a circular space of which the radius is equal to the height of the rod.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 of Popular Literature and Science

  • The monument terminates in a _knob_ being 0m .460 in diameter and to which ever since 1835 a lightning-conductor has been adapted; one may climb there but with the aid of iron bars to which you must cling with hands and feet.

    Historical Sketch of the Cathedral of Strasburg

  • I had fancied when strapping my portmanteau that I should find my friend Oscar installed in one of those pretty, little, smart-looking houses, with green shutters and gilt lightning-conductor, dear to the countrified Parisian, and here I found myself amid an ideal blending of time-worn stones hidden in flowers, ancient gables, and fanciful ironwork reddened by rust.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • He said, 'Very well, Bradshaw, I will hear what you have to say,' and then sprang, like the cat in the poem, 'all claws', upon an unfortunate individual who had scored twenty-nine, and who had been congratulating himself that Bradshaw's failings would act as a sort of lightning-conductor to him.

    Tales of St. Austin's

  • Again, mistletoe acts as a master-key as well as a lightning-conductor; for it is said to open all locks.

    Chapter 65. Balder and the Mistletoe

  • Being itself a product of lightning it naturally serves, on homoeopathic principles, as a protection against lightning, in fact as a kind of lightning-conductor.

    Chapter 65. Balder and the Mistletoe


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