trolley wire


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trolley wire

[′träl·ē ‚wīr]
(electricity)
The means by which power is conveyed to an electric trolley locomotive; it is an overhead wire which conducts power to the locomotive by the trolley pole.
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Enormous quantities of copper have been used for trolley wires, the extension of trolley roads in the suburbs of larger towns and connecting neighboring centers, and the conversion of horde railroads into electric lines having all at once made extraordinary progress ...
May 14, 1962 Trolley wires crashed down on Leeds Road near Deighton sparking several small explosions and damaging a bus, but the passengers escaped injur y.
[begin strikethrough]1.[end strikethrough] "Motor vehicle" means any vehicle which is self-propelled including a "moped", (and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails), but not including any [begin strikethrough]bicycle or "moped"[end strikethrough] vehicle moved solely by human power, motorized wheelchair or motorized bicycle.
"Motor vehicle" means any vehicle which is self-propelled, including a "moped", (and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails), but not including an vehicle moved solely by human power, motorized wheelchairs or motorized bicycles.
When Charity and Cleo open the door, just as Cleo's inner-self has been transformed, her outer urban world is transformed: "The sun streamed in, the trolley wires sang, the spring birds lifted persuasive throats, the budding trees stretched out their green arms.
We clanked along the museums electric rail line, trolley wires overhead, on wooden car that had hauled poultry, apples and passengers between Petaluma and Sebastopol from 1904 to 1933.
The title refers to the "ducks" and "skates" which were the brackets holding the trolley wires and the skate which ran along them.