from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The current produced in a Hertz receiver by the action of the oscillator.


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  • But what worried me till it was a positive pain (in a side-current, of course, besides my chief torment) was a persistent poisonous impression, persistent as a venomous autumn fly, which one does not think about but which whirls about one, pesters one, and suddenly bites one painfully; it was only a reminiscence, an incident of which I had never spoken to anyone in the world before.

    A Raw Youth

  • I only remember one moment when his intensity concentrated itself in a straightforward, unmistakable emotion, without side-current or back-water.

    The Story of My Life

  • At last we came into the power of a side-current that set to the right bank, and I strove with my feet to draw with it.

    Soldiers Three

  • Here the otherwise insignificant presentation of the three-cupped woodspurge, representing originally a mere side-current of the stream of consciousness, becomes the intellectual symbol or fetich of the whole psychosis forever after.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 Erotic Symbolism; The Mechanism of Detumescence; The Psychic State in Pregnancy

  • This was merely a grotesque side-current of thought.

    What Necessity Knows

  • He not only had not strength to stand alone, but he belonged to a peculiar side-current of English thought.

    Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)


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