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Monday, 19 September 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Cable

Rope on a ferryImage via Wikipedia
Cable: noun - a thick and strong rope made from hemp or wire; in nautical usage – a strong rope attached to an anchor; a cable length is 200 yards; a length of insulated wire or wires, sheathed in protective casing, used to carry electric signals and/or electric power; a cablegram; cable TV; system of transmitting television signals by cable.

'Mick received a cable that suggested he remove the cable TV he'd illegally installed in his house by feeding a cable through to his own set from his neighbour's receiver.'


19 September 1911 One of my writing heroes, William Golding was born.

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