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Encyclopedia

  • 6 inch (15 cm) outside diameter, oil-cooled cables, traversing the Grand Coulee Dam throughout. In electrical engineering cables used to carry electric currents. — “Cable - Wikipedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Submarine cables are laid using special cable layer ships, such as the modern René Descartes, operated by France Telecom Marine. Subsequent generations of cables carried first telephony traffic, then data communications traffic. — “Submarine communications cable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • A power cable is an assembly of two or more electrical conductors, usually held together with an overall sheath. Gutta-percha insulation used on the first submarine cables was, however, unsuitable for building wiring use since it deteriorated rapidly when exposed to air. — “Power cable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • He has got hold of all the cables and telegraphs himself. — “The Man who was Thursday” by GK Chesterton
  • They rowed down in the midst of moored boats, whose long oblique cables grazed lightly against the bottom of the boat. — “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert
  • However, Starbuck, who had the ordering of affairs, hung on to it to the last; hung on to it so resolutely, indeed, that when at length the ship would have been capsized, if still persisting in locking arms with the body; then, when the command was given to break clear from it, such was the immovable strain upon the timber-heads to which the fluke-chains and cables were fastened, that it was impossible to cast them off. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville
  • Its object, no doubt, was loot, and that was defeated, as you may have learned already from the cablegram sent via San Francisco and New York last night, when the cables were still open. — “Nostromo” by Joseph Conrad
  • I therefore let go the cord, and leaving the looks fixed to the ships, I resolutely cut with my knife the cables that fastened the anchors, receiving about two hundred shots in my face and hands; then I took up the knotted end of the cables, to which my hooks were tied, and with great ease drew fifty of the enemy’s largest men of war after me. — “Gulliver's Travels” by Jonathan Swift
  • He had to have his jaunts to Paris; he had to send expensive cables in cipher to Florence about twice a week. — “The Good Soldier” by Ford Madox Ford

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