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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In telegraphy, the wire which extends between and connects the stations of a telegraph-line, and transmits the electric current or impulse from station to station.


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  • The roof was tangled with air-pipes, line-wire conduits, aerials, arterial systems of the ventilating and lighting devices.

    Wandl the Invader

  • The key K consists essentially of a spring-lever, with two platinum contacts, so placed that when the lever is pressed down by the hand of the telegraphist it breaks contact with the receiver R, and puts the line-wire L in connection with the earth

    The Story of Electricity


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