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electric wave

Origin of electric wave
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • When Miss Hopkins came in to tea an electric wave of excitement surged round the room, then broke in disappointment.

    For the School Colours Angela Brazil
  • The words were vibrant with a low-pitched hum, that smote and bored like the impact of an electric wave.

    Blue Goose Frank Lewis Nason
  • The wave of the sea and the electric wave impel that whole vast mass at every instant.

    The Sea Jules Michelet
  • To understand the nature of an electric wave we must consider, in the first place, some properties of the ether.

    Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy John Ambrose Fleming
  • It was our own Joseph Henry who, in 1842, discovered the electric wave—the "induction" upon which wireless telegraphy depends.

    American Men of Mind Burton E. Stevenson
  • Moreover, we have now many kinds of electric wave detectors based on quite different physical principles.

    Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy John Ambrose Fleming
  • Mrs. Willoughby's indignant rising to the occasion could be felt like an electric wave.

  • Her breath came suddenly; with the monosyllable an electric wave had set the pulses of both tingling.

    The Wayfarers Mary Stewart Cutting
  • Many a union or a parting impossible to fire is wrought instantly by the electric wave.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
  • When an electric wave passes over it, good conducting contact ensues.

    Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy John Ambrose Fleming

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