I looked down at it, and this rope of blood just went [makes a shooting sound and an arcing motion through the air].
That afternoon, on a hunch, Ray Molina, a longtime friend who lived in New Mexico, followed an arcing route south from the lodge.
He later identified the occurrence in psychic literature as supernatural “arcing.”
But the bolt caromed harmlessly off the side of the arcing Star Devil!
The sun was far below the horizon when it was finished, and the glowing, arcing forces that had made and formed it were stopped.
And then there was the smell of burned insulation and a wire was arcing somewhere, while thick rubbery smoke arose.
Its resistance fell, the arcing decreased; the beam became orange and finally green.
Now the blue fireball was arcing down over the hillside, trailing its orange-red comet tail.
It is better to have switches of some excess capacity, as the heavy metal stands the arcing much better.
late 14c., originally in reference to the sun's apparent motion in the sky, from Old French arc "bow, arch, vault" (12c.), from Latin arcus "a bow, arch," from PIE root *arku- "bowed, curved" (cf. Gothic arhvazna "arrow," Old English earh, Old Norse ör; also, via notion of "supple, flexible," Greek arkeuthos, Latvian ercis "juniper," Russian rakita, Czech rokyta, Serbo-Croatian rakita "brittle willow"). Electrical sense is from 1821.
1893, in the electrical sense, from arc (n.). Meaning "to move in an arc" attested by 1954. Related: Arced; arcing.
A curved line or segment of a circle.