He wore a sparkly jacket that was terrifying to behold, but was alas not festooned with electric lights.
We were played for a fool and as a result, let down the cause of electric vehicles.
You have to use the electric scalpel and make a shaky incision on purpose, because palm lines are never completely straight.
Despite expensive PR ventures like the electric Chevy Volt, the Big Three depend for profits largely on SUVs and trucks.
There were electric lamps in the ceiling, but the light was feeble and the power intermittent.
The effect of her words was like an electric shock to the man.
Then, placing his finger on the electric button, he added: "What will you drink?"
In addition it has a good telephone and electric lighting system.
electric railways placed them in connection with the main lines.
They fired spirits and lighted candles with the electric spark.
1640s, first used in English by physician Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682), apparently coined as Modern Latin electricus (literally "resembling amber") by English physicist William Gilbert (1540-1603) in treatise "De Magnete" (1600), from Latin electrum "amber," from Greek elektron "amber" (Homer, Hesiod, Herodotus), also "pale gold" (a compound of 1 part silver to 4 of gold); of unknown origin.
Originally the word described substances which, like amber, attract other substances when rubbed. Meaning "charged with electricity" is from 1670s; the physical force so called because it first was generated by rubbing amber. In many modern instances, the word is short for electrical. Figurative sense is attested by 1793. Electric toothbrush first recorded 1936; electric typewriter 1958.
|electric (ĭ-lěk'trĭk) also electrical |
Relating to or operated by electricity. Compare electronic.