Bullhooks, whippings, and electric shocks were used as the main methods of discipline and training for their exotic animals.
He wore a sparkly jacket that was terrifying to behold, but was alas not festooned with electric lights.
You know, Henry Ford and Ford were the first company to get involved in electric cars over 100 years ago.
We were played for a fool and as a result, let down the cause of electric vehicles.
Barneys New York unveiled its "electric Holiday" campaign on Wednesday night with a Disney-themed spectacle.
The effect of her words was like an electric shock to the man.
He flashed on the electric light and saw that the hour was a little after eleven.
In addition it has a good telephone and electric lighting system.
He fumbled about for the electric switch, found it and flooded the room with light.
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.