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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
cable
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a cable channel (=using signals sent through a wire)
▪ ABC announced its plans for a new cable channel.
cable car
cable modem
cable railway
cable television
cable/satellite TV
jumper cables
satellite/cable television
▪ They have a dish for satellite television.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
big
▪ The big cable company said it needed the rate increase to pay for past expenses and future investments.
▪ It coincided with a big cable show in Anaheim.
coaxial
▪ On signal-bearing computer leads, twisted-wire coaxial cables curb some types of interference.
▪ These providers depend on coaxial cable as transport roads and will help determine which broadband applications and services the viewing public prefers.
▪ That sort of thinking is now as obsolete as the coaxial cable.
▪ This has generated some confusing comparisons between the capability of optical fibre and coaxial cables.
▪ Cable television providers are either upgrading their coaxial cable or installing fiber optic links.
▪ Ethernet cables are very similar to television aerial coaxial cable.
▪ Cable systems traditionally use coaxial cable and a series of amplifiers throughout the distribution network.
electric
▪ Be careful to avoid walking on, or tripping over, electric cables.
▪ This consisted of one box with a battery connected to the thin electric cable that was also the ferret's line.
▪ If there are no electric cables, you can replace the fuses without worry.
▪ The water wheel was constructed from an electric cable spool.
▪ Only 20% of electric cables are buried beneath the streets in Tokyo, compared with 100% in London and Paris.
▪ Use only outdoor waterproof fittings for electric cables.
▪ The vehicles are modified Daimler Benz buses, powered by diesel engines or by overhead electric cables.
▪ They also abandoned thousands of miles of electric cables and water pipes to rot in the ground.
large
▪ I was representing a young boy who had been injured playing in the railroad yards on a large cable spool.
▪ Continental has 346, 000 subscribers throughout the region and is the largest cable operator in Los Angeles.
▪ According to one 1991 report, fifty-seven such programs were running in twenty-four of the hundred largest cable markets.
local
▪ A student-produced news program broadcasts once a week on a local cable channel.
▪ Obviously, local newspapers, by definition, have more community identification than local cable systems and radio and television stations.
new
▪ In these cases a new cable is called for.
▪ The goal is to offer its customers hundreds of new cable channels and video services.
▪ That same month, the corporation announced new high-speed cable and satellite services of the kind that Mercury plans to offer.
▪ Both could assume roles on the new cable network.
▪ A new gondola cable car will take you to dizzy heights, enabling you to appreciate the mountains in their true splendour.
optic
▪ He also seemed unaware of the great progress in laying fibre optic cable around the country, mainly between cities.
▪ Because fiber optic cable has a greater bandwidth capacity than coaxial cable, it can send more channels to subscribers' homes.
▪ If given the go-ahead, pictures from the wreck will be sent ashore by fibre optic cable to Liverpool by satellite.
▪ Experience suggests that the importance of fiber optic cable for international transmission is likely to grow.
▪ Katya braced herself and transferred her being over the fibre-#optic cable.
▪ All the modules are linked using a redundant fibre optic cable.
overhead
▪ The section of line between Wilton and Lackenby would carry power from the generators to the main overhead cable via a sub-station.
▪ Oil slicks, overhead cables and pollution are all death traps for birds.
▪ The vehicles are modified Daimler Benz buses, powered by diesel engines or by overhead electric cables.
▪ Our worst experience was when a ladder we were moving from A to B hit an overhead cable.
▪ He claimed his research had shown links between high-voltage overhead cables and cancer clusters.
▪ The crane being used touched an eleven thousand volt overhead power cable.
underground
▪ Now it plans to use its underground cable network to offer customers a telephone service as well.
■ NOUN
car
▪ The Patscherkofel cable car is a stone's throw away, and the bus to Innsbruck stops nearby.
▪ These were filled with images of street scenes, of clattering cable cars and the sound of the foghorns on Alcatraz.
▪ A trip by cable car or monorail gives the best view of the 180-acre site, four miles from Exmoor.
▪ The accidents, which involved streetcars and cable cars, caused $ 3. 6 million in damages and injured 10 people.
▪ It is centrally situated, and a ten minute walk from the cable car which leads to some magnificent mountain walks.
▪ Getting into the precarious cable car, the ebullient engineer had himself hauled to the far side and back again.
▪ The lava had already damaged a tourist complex and put a cable car out of action.
▪ With its vintage cable cars and cosmopolitan restaurants, the city is brimming with urbane sophistication.
channel
▪ There are now 21 talk shows on daytime television; two cable channels run them around the clock.
▪ The show also runs on other cable channels.
▪ Only one in four cable channels managed to gain market share in prime time last year.
▪ A student-produced news program broadcasts once a week on a local cable channel.
▪ His departure from Time Warner coincided with sluggish operating results at the cable channel.
▪ The goal is to offer its customers hundreds of new cable channels and video services.
▪ Most basic cable channels have one or more fashion programs.
▪ There is an elite number of cable channels that reach the 70 million subscriber mark.
company
▪ For one thing, cable companies are ahead on certain technologies, such as digital compression.
▪ Soon after he does, phone and cable companies will follow through on long-held plans to broaden their offerings.
▪ He was joined by two fellow clerks from a cable company.
▪ On top of that, cable companies have developed a reputation over the years for less-than-stellar customer service.
▪ By comparison coaxial cable, of the type need to cable homes, will cost the cable company around 16p a metre.
▪ The big cable company said it needed the rate increase to pay for past expenses and future investments.
▪ The big question is whether other cable companies will follow pioneers such as Comcast.
▪ She expects other major cable companies will follow suit.
industry
▪ You would think then that the cable industry is well-positioned to elbow its way in to the Internet.
▪ Plans also are on the drawing board to develop chips for the cable industry.
▪ The cable industry faces daunting technical challenges.
▪ A cable industry trade group said the technological exemption has not been clearly defined by legal tests.
▪ Alongside the sale of the television receivers themselves, a massive broadcast and cable industry has emerged.
▪ The Primestar satellite effort has put the cable industry in the odd position of competing against itself.
▪ The cable industry may find a technical nightmare on its hands coupled with huge expenditures and potential losses.
▪ People in the cable industry corroborate these findings.
modem
▪ This includes rental of a cable modem.
▪ Check to make sure you meet the minimum requirements for using a cable modem.
▪ Home plans to get its first batch of cable modems from Motorola.
▪ It reiterated that it will work with other cable modem makers, noting that 3Com Corp. will enter the market.
▪ The development of cable modems is also in its infancy.
▪ A cable modem comes as part of the service.
▪ I've found this to be the case-more often than not-with my cable modem service.
▪ I have seen the future and it is a cable modem.
network
▪ The growth of cable networks is even more of a threat.
▪ Another characteristic of the industry is that larger MSOs often may have financial interests in cable networks and programming they carry.
▪ When he ran a small cable network in San Francisco, Hindery refused to carry the sport.
▪ U S West also has its own cable network in Atlanta.
▪ Now it plans to use its underground cable network to offer customers a telephone service as well.
▪ Philips said it took the stake as part of its policy to expand in the new electronic media and cable networks.
▪ Two commercial radio broadcasters, two television stations and cable networks provide more news.
▪ Both could assume roles on the new cable network.
news
▪ Some of this decline is attributed to competition from cable news channels and from local news broadcasts.
▪ The shoddy performance of the networks and cable news channels is indefensible.
▪ The session started early and finished late, and was broadcast live on all cable news channels.
operator
▪ On something of a buying binge lately and snapping up smaller cable operators, Cogeco is itself seen as a takeover target.
▪ This constraint will fade over the next few years as more cable operators upgrade their systems and add more services.
▪ Continental has 346, 000 subscribers throughout the region and is the largest cable operator in Los Angeles.
▪ And cable operators are doing all they can to get the government to prevent phone companies from carrying video programming.
▪ Discussions are being held with a major cable operator.
▪ A cable system has two types of customers-advertisers and consumers who subscribe to a package of programming offered by the cable operator.
▪ Eye on People is struggling to persuade cable operators to carry it.
pattern
▪ This will give you enough width to work on more than one cable pattern at a time.
▪ Once you have stocking stitch between simple lace strips you can transfer the stocking stitches to make a narrow cable pattern also.
▪ You might also prefer to work to a looser tension for this type of all over cable pattern.
▪ The squares of cable patterns can also be used attractively with squares of plain stocking stitch placed alternately.
▪ Above we have a neat little cable pattern that is useful as a simple interruption of stocking stitch along a complete garment.
power
▪ It's not been proved that children living near power cables are more likely to develop leukaemia.
▪ A power cable stretches from a socket in the wall into the bathroom. that's interesting.
▪ You look again at that power cable.
▪ Plug in the monitor, keyboard and mains power cables and switch on.
▪ But it wasn't a telephone cable, it was a power cable carrying 11,000 volts.
▪ Take care to keep the power cable out of the path of electric mowers.
▪ The effect of the burning power cables was to send much of the instrumentation around the reactor into confusion.
▪ The crane being used touched an eleven thousand volt overhead power cable.
programme
▪ The same provision is made for words spoken on a cable programme.
service
▪ Price cuts of 10% on basic cable services are already being imposed.
▪ For March, Viacom raised its standard cable service rate 32.
▪ Black Entertainment Television, though only available through cable services, reaches about 40 million homes.
▪ Bundling phone and cable service to its Bay Area customers is a major strategic goal.
subscriber
▪ The monthly charge is $ 40 for current cable subscribers and $ 60 for nonsubscribers.
▪ Only 10 to 15 percent of cable subscribers currently are served by the kind of infrastructure required to support the Home operation.
▪ Almost 95 percent of cable subscribers have access to 30-54 channels, while 35 percent of subscribers receive 54 or more channels.
system
▪ The cable system which united the world was already almost complete by 1880; its completion made world prices a reality.
▪ Migration from an existing cable system is relatively straight forward.
▪ This percentage is likely to decrease as a result of improvements in cable systems.
▪ Cable operators will be able to download software through the cable system into the set-tops.
▪ He says the city wants to establish a citywide internet connection through the cable system.
▪ A cable system has two types of customers-advertisers and consumers who subscribe to a package of programming offered by the cable operator.
television
▪ The first is to lay around 100 miles of cable television and telephone duct in Edinburgh for United Artists.
▪ Telephone companies may also begin to provide cable television and other video services.
▪ A project almost as big as the Channel Tunnel is now under way to bring cable television to every house in Britain.
▪ But it will give affluent viewers a foretaste of life with cable television.
▪ The day the City of Tucson awarded the first municipal cable television contract to Cox Cable.
▪ I was doing a senior thesis in college on cable television economic law and all the regulations related thereto.
▪ A coalition of cable television and long-distance carriers predicts it will take until next spring.
■ VERB
connect
▪ Then connect the cable cores to the faceplate and attach it as before.
▪ Option 1 is to connect the supply cable as a spur to an existing loop-in ceiling rose or junction box.
include
▪ This includes rental of a cable modem.
▪ Scientists tested 131 products, including toys, video cables, phone cords, place mats and other household items.
lay
▪ The modern purpose-built vessel which operates from Southampton, is used to lay and repair subsea cable.
▪ A submarine would have to lay a long cable right alongside the commercial cable and then pick up the traffic by induction.
▪ He assured Field that it was possible to lay a cable on the ocean floor.
▪ To double the number you just lay another cable alongside the first.
offer
▪ Within nine months, he said, the company will offer 125-channel cable on its wireless services.
▪ A cable system has two types of customers-advertisers and consumers who subscribe to a package of programming offered by the cable operator.
▪ Government policy should not undermine free broadcasting in favor of pay services offered by cable, phone and satellite companies.
provide
▪ Telephone companies may also begin to provide cable television and other video services.
▪ Larger cities would see regulations lifted by at least 1999, or sooner if the telephone companies start providing cable television.
▪ The bandwidth provided by cable will allow customer connections to the Internet at speeds greater than those provided by telephone company facilities.
run
▪ The winch man was running out the cable, allowing the barrage balloon to rise.
▪ The show also runs on other cable channels.
▪ Then run in the spur cable and fit the new socket as before.
▪ It will raise an antenna and run a cable from the truck to a camera to record pictures of the burning building.
▪ Alongside, or occasionally entwined with the bones, ran the army telegraph cable!
▪ Their video-age medicine shows run on dozens of cable and broadcast outlets in the wee hours.
▪ When he ran a small cable network in San Francisco, Hindery refused to carry the sport.
▪ When working with a hedge trimmer, run the supply cable over one shoulder well away from the blades.
use
▪ Today, semaphore signalling is still used at sea, where it is impossible to use wires or cable for communication.
▪ Check to make sure you meet the minimum requirements for using a cable modem.
▪ And now the White Paper clears the way for these to be used by cable stations.
▪ Cable systems traditionally use coaxial cable and a series of amplifiers throughout the distribution network.
▪ The earliest form of submarine cable telegraphy: manual simplex working using a cable code key.
▪ They become illegal only when they are used to defraud cable companies.
▪ Now it plans to use its underground cable network to offer customers a telephone service as well.
▪ The Democracy Network would use cable, telephone, television, and computer transmissions.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
high-tension wires/cables etc
▪ Take the walk along the Humber Bridge with the wind nagging the high-tension cables.
▪ The Kinner field almost qualified; it had two sets of high-tension wires on its eastern perimeter.
lay bricks/carpet/concrete/cables etc
▪ Compact the base, then lay concrete, using a 1 cement to 5 parts ballast mix.
▪ During the week I found work in town painting houses, laying carpets and delivering telephone books.
▪ Trying to raise efficiency and morale without first setting this structure to rights is like trying to lay bricks without mortar.
▪ Why didn't he lay concrete you ask?
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a cable channel
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
Cable operators will be able to download software through the cable system into the set-tops.
▪ Additionally, it read all cable traffic entering and leaving Britain.
▪ During the war, obtaining cable traffic presented no problem because of mandatory cable censorship.
▪ I wonder if an old John Wayne movie is showing on cable?
▪ It is convenient to the railway station and only a 10 minute walk from the Schilthorn cable car.
▪ She set off to walk a mile to the mountain cable car on Wednesday.
▪ Their video-age medicine shows run on dozens of cable and broadcast outlets in the wee hours.
▪ This was done by cable to Parastaev, who by then was back in Moscow as general-secretary of the Society.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
network
▪ He brought together the network, cable, local affiliates and studio executives and helped broker the agreement for voluntary ratings.
service
▪ Satellite is more established because there cable companies take the service from the satellite and pipe it to customers.
television
▪ By way of exception, the Regulations do not give the Director General powers in relation to commercial radio and television advertisements or to cable advertisements.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
high-tension wires/cables etc
▪ Take the walk along the Humber Bridge with the wind nagging the high-tension cables.
▪ The Kinner field almost qualified; it had two sets of high-tension wires on its eastern perimeter.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ She cabled her parents and told them she was going to the Salvation Army College in London.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cable

Cable \Ca"ble\ (k[=a]"b'l), n. [F. c[^a]ble, LL. capulum, caplum, a rope, fr. L. capere to take; cf. D., Dan., & G. kabel, from the French. See Capable.]

  1. A large, strong rope or chain, of considerable length, used to retain a vessel at anchor, and for other purposes. It is made of hemp, of steel wire, or of iron links.

  2. A rope of steel wire, or copper wire, usually covered with some protecting or insulating substance; as, the cable of a suspension bridge; a telegraphic cable.

  3. (Arch) A molding, shaft of a column, or any other member of convex, rounded section, made to resemble the spiral twist of a rope; -- called also cable molding. Bower cable, the cable belonging to the bower anchor. Cable road, a railway on which the cars are moved by a continuously running endless rope operated by a stationary motor. Cable's length, the length of a ship's cable. Cables in the merchant service vary in length from 100 to 140 fathoms or more; but as a maritime measure, a cable's length is either 120 fathoms (720 feet), or about 100 fathoms (600 feet, an approximation to one tenth of a nautical mile). Cable tier.

    1. That part of a vessel where the cables are stowed.

    2. A coil of a cable.

      Sheet cable, the cable belonging to the sheet anchor.

      Stream cable, a hawser or rope, smaller than the bower cables, to moor a ship in a place sheltered from wind and heavy seas.

      Submarine cable. See Telegraph.

      To pay out the cable, To veer out the cable, to slacken it, that it may run out of the ship; to let more cable run out of the hawse hole.

      To serve the cable, to bind it round with ropes, canvas, etc., to prevent its being, worn or galled in the hawse, et.

      To slip the cable, to let go the end on board and let it all run out and go overboard, as when there is not time to weigh anchor. Hence, in sailor's use, to die.

Cable

Cable \Ca"ble\ (k[=a]"b'l), v. t.

  1. To fasten with a cable.

  2. (Arch.) To ornament with cabling. See Cabling.

Cable

Cable \Ca"ble\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Cabled (-b'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Cabling (-bl[o^]ng).] To telegraph by a submarine cable [Recent]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
cable

c.1200, from Old North French cable, from Medieval Latin capulum "lasso, rope, halter for cattle," from Latin capere "to take, seize" (see capable). Technically, in nautical use, a rope 10 or more inches around, to hold the ship when at anchor; in non-nautical use, a rope of wire (not hemp or fiber). Given a new range of senses in 19c.: Meaning "message received by telegraphic cable" is from 1883 (short for cable message). Cable car is from 1879. Cable television first attested 1963; shortened form cable is from 1972.

cable

c.1500, "to tie up with cables;" 1871, American English, "to transmit by cable;" from cable (n.). Related: Cabled; cabling.

Wiktionary
cable

n. 1 (label en material) A long object used to make a physical connection. 2 # A strong, large-diameter wire or rope, or something resembling such a rope. 3 # An assembly of two or more cable-laid ropes. 4 # An assembly of two or more wires, used for electrical power or data circuits; one or more and/or the whole may be insulated. 5 # (label en nautical) A heavy rope or chain of at least 10 inches thick, as used to moor or anchor a ship. 6 (communications) A system for transmitting television or Internet services over a network of coaxial or fibreoptic cables. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To provide with cable(s) 2 (context transitive English) To fasten (as if) with cable(s) 3 (context transitive English) To wrap wires to form a cable 4 (context transitive English) To send a telegram by cable 5 (context intransitive English) To communicate by cable 6 (context architecture transitive English) To ornament with cabling.

WordNet
cable
  1. n: a telegram sent abroad [syn: cablegram, overseas telegram]

  2. a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power [syn: line, transmission line]

  3. a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire

  4. a nautical unit of depth [syn: cable length, cable's length]

  5. television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver [syn: cable television]

  6. a television system transmitted over cables [syn: cable television, cable system, cable television service]

cable
  1. v: send cables, wires, or telegrams [syn: telegraph, wire]

  2. fasten with a cable; "cable trees"

Wikipedia
Cable (disambiguation)

A cable is two or more wires running side by side and bonded, twisted, or braided together to form a single assembly.

Cable may also refer to:

Cable (American band)

Cable is an American band formed in 1994 in Rockville, Connecticut. They combine a hardcore punk and emo aesthetic with a rhythmically complex, often discordant metal-influenced musical approach. Lineup changes and delays between recordings may have hindered their notoriety over the years.

Cable (surname)

Cable is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Ayrton Cable (born 2003), Social activist and entrepreneur, Grandson of Vince Cable
  • Frank Cable (1863–1945), American engineer, an early pioneer in submarine development
  • James Cable (1920–2001), British diplomat and naval strategic thinker
  • Shawn Cable (born 1980), Canadian lacrosse player
  • Stuart Cable (1970–2010), British drummer
  • Tom Cable (born 1964), American football coach
  • Vince Cable (born 1943), British politician
Cable (comic book)

Cable is the name of multiple comic book titles featuring the character Cable and published by Marvel Comics, beginning with the original Cable comic book series which debuted in 1993.

Cable

An electrical cable is made of two or more wires running side by side and bonded, twisted, or braided together to form a single assembly, the ends of which can be connected to two devices, enabling the transfer of electrical signals from one device to the other. Cables are used for a wide range of purposes, and each must be tailored for that purpose. Cables are used extensively in electronic devices for power and signal circuits. Long-distance communication takes place over undersea cables. Power cables are used for bulk transmission of alternating and direct current power, especially using high-voltage cable. Electrical cables are extensively used in building wiring for lighting, power and control circuits permanently installed in buildings. Since all the circuit conductors required can be installed in a cable at one time, installation labor is saved compared to certain other wiring methods.

The term originally referred to a nautical line of specific length where multiple ropes, each laid clockwise, are then laid together anti-clockwise and shackled to produce a strong thick line, resistant to water absorption, that was used to anchor large ships. In mechanics, cables, otherwise known as wire ropes, are used for lifting, hauling, and towing or conveying force through tension. In electrical engineering cables are used to carry electric currents. An optical cable contains one or more optical fibers in a protective jacket that supports the fibers.

Cable (comics)

Cable (Nathan Summers) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, most commonly in association with X-Force and the X-Men. Nathan Summers is the adult son of the X-Man Cyclops (Scott Summers) and Madelyne Pryor ( Jean Grey's clone), and the half brother of Rachel Summers, from a possible future timeline, having been transported as an infant to the future, where he grew into a warrior, before returning to the present. The character first appeared as a newborn infant in Uncanny X-Men #201 (Jan. 1986), created by writer Chris Claremont, while Cable's adult identity was created by writer Louise Simonson and artist/co-writer Rob Liefeld, and first appeared in The New Mutants #87 (March 1990).

Cable (British band)

Cable were a British indie rock band originally from Derby, UK who released 3 albums in the late '90s: Down-Lift the Up-Trodden ('96), When Animals Attack ('97), and Sub-Lingual ('99), on Infectious Records. The band split up in 1999.

Formed in 1992 by Matt Bagguley and Darius Hinks, Cable were initially inspired by the art-rock leanings of indie-labels such as Touch and Go, Dischord, Blast First, Southern Records and Shimmy Disc, and also UK artists such as Spacemen 3 & My Bloody Valentine. The first settled line-up was Matt Bagguley (vocals/guitar), Darius Hinks (guitar), Pete Darrington (bass), Neil Cooper (drums) and throughout 1993 the band played regularly with underground acts from the U.S (such as Medicine, Polvo, Truman's Water, Rocket From The Crypt..) In early '94 their debut single "Sale of the Century" was released on 7", by Derby-based indie-label Krunch! Records. Radio 1 DJ John Peel played it immediately on his show saying it was the best thing he'd heard that week and phoned the band during the show to invite them to record a session. John Peel remained a loyal fan from that moment on, and altogether the band recorded 4 Peel Sessions.

Cable (foreign exchange)

Cable (or the cable) is a foreign exchange term used for the GBP/ USD currency pair rate ( British pound vs the US dollar).

The term cable is a slang term used by forex traders to refer to the exchange rate between the pound and dollar and is also used to simply refer to the British pound itself. The term originated in the mid-19th century, when the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and British pound began to be transmitted across the Atlantic by a submarine communications cable. Since that time the exchange rate has been referred to as the cable.

The first Transatlantic Cable was laid under the Atlantic Ocean in 1858, but it failed after only about a month of fitful service. The first truly successful cable across the Atlantic was completed in July 1866, reliably transmitting currency prices between the London and New York Exchanges. The first such exchange rate to be published in The Times appeared in their issue of 10 August 1866.

Transatlantic communications are now mainly carried by optical fibre cables, supplemented to a small degree by satellites, but forex traders' nickname for the pound-dollar pair still hearkens back to the old days of copper telegraph cables.

Usage examples of "cable".

Eric thought they were the same thing, these two, and the old Chinese was the same, doing acupoint massage, and the repair crew passing fiber-optic cable down a manhole from an enormous yellow spool.

If you stop to think about it, cable television has brought electronic advertising to local businesses that would never have been able to advertise on traditional broadcast television.

You may choose to advertise on certain cable companies based upon the demographics of their communities.

So advertisers will use cable to augment a marketing program, not as a primary means of producing results.

But cable television does offer local and regional advertisers a good selection of stations that deliver targeted consumers.

The cost of local cable advertising is low enough to attract even very small businesses.

Cable television has grown so fast and so furiously that it is now a staple in the marketing and advertising plans for both local and national advertisers.

There were no shore power cables on the ship but a heavy gantry with thick cables had been retracted aft near the rudder.

On the outside, induction cables lashed round in anarchic hundred-kilometre arcs, preventing even the most agile void-hawks from rendezvousing.

Made of carbon fiber, aluminium or composite resin, with cams that worked like gears at the end of the bow to give the bow cable more power, these modern versions of the longbow would have had Robin Hood creaming his Lincoln green.

The light aluminium gondolas would have too bad a time in winds of this strength, particularly over the last great swoop of cable that brought them a good quarter of a mile over the exposed shoulder beneath the plateau.

Their Height suggested a voltage of well over one hundred thousand, and such heavy cables suggested a very heavy amperage, so that a tremendous load was expected.

Guil told what he knew: a whack in the head from a winch cable, a partner dead, Gerry Harper going off from Ancel in a fit of rage, the Harper brothers not dealing with each other any more for years.

Koslowski was a Park rat, and a daughter and a granddaughter of more Park rats who were all now either working on the TransAlaska Pipeline or in Prudhoe Bay, or in the Pioneer Home in Anchorage, eating Doritos and watching Jerry Springer on cable.

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