- from Ohm "ohm": in electricity a unit of
measurement for resistance, named for Georg Simon Ohm, 1787-1854,
German physicist [German Ohm, Oheim "mother's brother,
uncle, any relative"]. This entry suggested by Wilton Woods.
- "'By increasing the battery from eight to twelve cells
we get a spark when the vibrating magnet is shunted with 3
ohms.'" Frank Lewis Dyer & Thomas Commerford Martin, Edison, His Life and Inventions, 1910,
- "The high tension voltage of that bright blue current
felt like ohm sweet ohm, but Aubrey dared not risk too much of it at
once." Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop, 1918, p. 91.
- "Exclusive features include MASS (Magnetic Apex
Symmetrical Stasis) inverted, long magnetic 'gap' motor with single or
dual 4-ohm, aluminum voice coils on a Kapton former."
"MASS", European Car, Nov. 2000.
- "This low reading (28.4 ohms) indicates a good
switch." Bruce Clark, "Troubleshooting with a
Multimeter", Family Handyman, Apr. 2000.
- Ouija n.
- from French oui "yes" + German ja
"yes": a trademark for a board with letters and a pointer by
which answers to questions are spelled out, supposedly by spiritual
forces, also called talking board or spirit board [German ja
"yes" < Middle and Old High German ja, related to
English yea and yes, originally ja so].
- "If you have messed around with Ouija boards, you know
there are malicious spirits floating around, liable to tell you
anything, and you shouldn't believe them." Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country, 2005, p. 34.
- "She asks (big surprise) who likes her; the Ouija spells
out R, I, C, K." Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife, 2004, p. 62.
- More books and products related to Ouija
- "politics toward the East": in the following example
Ostpolitik refers to politics toward Eastern Europe. See also
Machtpolitik, Realpolitik, Weltpolitik and Westpolitik.
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