stray line


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stray line

[′strā ¦līn]
(engineering)
An ungraduated portion of the line connected to a current pole, used so that the pole will acquire the speed of the current before a measurement is begun.
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In the earliest outings Sink Pink and Pink Ice, the Pink Panther himself spoke some stray lines of dialogue - an early mistake that would be rectified.
There is a certain harmony to this piece, but there is also a restlessness created by the visible details of the fragments' various provenances--a neat line of exposed dovetail joints, a couple of tarnished old drawer pulls, stray lines chalked here and there--and by a vertical rise and fall in the assembly, so that the floor, rather than being flat, resembles a kind of low-lying city with building units set at regular intervals.