from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for a wide armless chair with leather cushions on a double X-shaped frame formed of gently curving stainless steel bars.


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  • Near Nada, some schools send students home with solar-charged flashlights to study at night, and the temple town of Dharmasthala, visited by 10,000 pilgrims a day, offers free water purified through solar filtration.

    India's rural poor give up on power grid, go solar

  • Co. has launched its solar-charged LED lights in Uganda.

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  • He also explained more about how the parallel engine system works: out at sea the ferry uses low-sulfur diesel fuel, and in coastal waters, the crew switches to the solar-charged electric "E" motor to minimize on-shore noise and air pollution.

    Hong Kong Golfers Tee Off With World's First Hybrid Ferry Fleet

  • In the rainforest Pica conducts his research using laptops powered by solar-charged batteries.


  • The Meraki "Solar" uses a solar panel and a solar-charged battery to provide Internet access in hard-to-wire areas.

    Solar Energy Showing Promising Signs After Years of Disappointment

  • There are only about 1,500 working ones left, and the newest ones very different from the classic examples I climbed: they're typically just skeletal steel towers topped by either the kind of rotating lights you see at airports or flashing strobe lights, and often powered by solar-charged batteries.

    Candle on the water

  • A solar-charged racket, also in the developmental stages, would only zap mosquitoes.

    Sustainable: Wide Angle: The Bright Side of Green Energy

  • A Botswana company that makes hearing aids for developing countries has shipped a small, solar-charged, ruggedized hearing aid specifically designed for use in sub-Saharan Africa:

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  • They carried the prods, the solar-charged staffs that could shock even a Lizard unconscious with just a touch.

    Armageddon's Children

  • The gray mistiness of earlier had darkened further with the night's approach, and the ruins of the city were layered thick with shadows as Hawk emerged from the underground with one of the solar-charged prods in hand and Cheney in tow.

    Armageddon's Children


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