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lightning conductor

a metal strip terminating in a series of sharp points, attached to the highest part of a building, etc, to discharge the electric field before it can reach a dangerous level and cause a lightning strike
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  • The little cylinder was a lightning conductor to lead away the danger from a vital part.

    Golden Lads Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
  • A lightning conductor would be very serviceable to us at present.

  • But it wasn't like going about with the lightning conductor, who knows everything and has been everywhere before.

    The Lightning Conductor C. N. Williamson
  • She had read "The lightning conductor" and was much amused with it.

    Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life Mary Alsop King Waddington
  • A lightning conductor to the top of the balloon might be desirable.

  • I did my best to make all straight with the lightning conductor, who behaved like the trump he is.

    The Lightning Conductor C. N. Williamson
  • Our lightning conductor is always very courteous in dealing with foreign officials.

    The Lightning Conductor C. N. Williamson
  • Among other benefits that laughter confers on the race, it not infrequently serves as a lightning conductor.

    Peggy Raymond's Vacation Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
  • This lightning conductor or meteorological machine, as Divisch called it, was erected by him at Prenditz on June 15th, 1754.

    Makers of Electricity Brother Potamian

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