from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A form of expansion-joint used in street-mains of steam-heating systems, serving at once to provide for expansion and contraction in the main pipes, and to supply a convenient connection for the service-pipes of distribution to houses.
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“Watch out below!” he called amiably, then double-checked that the alligator clips were firmly in place, shut the service-box door, and shinnied back down the pole.
But soon Murray would have his moment of silvery brilliance, in the fifth game of the second set, when he had a break-point on Cilic's serve, when he was brought into the service-box by a net-cord, he hit a volley, and was then lobbed.