The presence of static electricity manifests itself by attraction or repulsion.
"Just a heavy charge of static electricity," replied the doctor.
static electricity, and the electric bath, are also very effective in many cases of so-called spinal irritation and insomnia.
Franklinic, or static electricity, is also occasionally used.
In fact, like all experiments in which static electricity plays the chief part, this magic inflammation is not infallible.
The prophylaxis of yellow-fever is suggested by means of static electricity.
There was an immediate crackle and burst of static electricity, and the stumbler fell back yelping and shaking his arms.
Perhaps the proportion of static electricity in the atmosphere may have something to do with it.
If I rub a piece of hard rubber with a woolen cloth, the rod will become charged with static electricity.
Lightning is caused by the passage of static electricity from a cloud to the earth, or from one cloud to another.
|static electricity |
Electric charge that has accumulated on an object. Static electricity is often created when two objects that are not good electrical conductors are rubbed together, and electrons from one of the objects rub off onto the other. This happens, for example, when combing one's hair or taking off a sweater. Sudden releases of built-up static electricity can take the form of an electric arc. See Note at electric charge.
An electrical charge that accumulates on an object when it is rubbed against another object — for example, the spark that jumps from someone's hand to a doorknob after the person has walked across a rug.