lightning switch


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lightning switch

[′līt·niŋ ‚swich]
(electricity)
A manually operated switch used to connect a radio antenna to ground during electrical storms, rather than to the radio receiver.
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The visored Mountrath was brought over to run solo along the stands' rail; fully two furlongs out Moore had already opted for firm, stick-up pursuit of the clear leader; with 200 yards to run he angled across for competition; in the shadow of the post he did a lightning switch of his whip to his left hand and then that final crack clinched things right on the line.
A typical school gymnasium uses 40 fixtures, while an office with a grid ceiling might use about 25 light fixtures per 100 square feet, depending on the office's size and layout, says Gregg Thomas, senior engineer for Lightning Switch.
Pushed to extremes, the characters are often laugh-aloud funny at moments of highest drama, as in Nina Sosanya's lightning switch from overdressed soap actress to truth teller.
Kenilworth needed something to get back and it came in the form of a try from American full-back David Burt following a lightning switch between Jim Middleton, Cathcart and James Peacock.