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Lightning Conductor

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A metal rod raised above a building with one end in the earth, to carry off the lightning and prevent its injuring the building.

⁂ It must be pointed at the top extremity to ensure a quiet discharge.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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