Stream cable

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stream cable a hawser or rope, smaller than the bower cables, to moor a ship in a place sheltered from wind and heavy seas.
    • Stream cable (Naut) See under Anchor, and Cable.
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Usage

In literature:

He wanted to take a length of old stream-cable and a kedge-anchor with him in the long-boat.
"Youth" by Joseph Conrad
A stout cable is anchored in mid-stream, and the ferry-boat attached to its unanchored end.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
These rafts are kept in place by anchors and cables placed up and down stream.
"Elements of Military Art and Science" by Henry Wager Halleck
Here and there, we saw cables slung across the streams, for passing cargoes at high water.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
Yet, even as hope failed me, the dull creaking of a nearby cable sounded farther up stream.
"Prisoners of Chance" by Randall Parrish
The cable ran to the outskirts of a village situated on a railroad and a small stream.
"High Adventure" by James Norman Hall
He and Guapo flew to the poles; and, having hastily unfastened and drawn in the cable, they pushed the balza out into the stream.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
The strange boat was steadily forging up-stream and presently it was disclosed to view no more than a cable-length away.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
He and Guapo flew to the poles; and, having hastily unfastened and drawn in the cable, they pushed the balza out into the stream.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Over some of the streams they constructed frail swinging bridges of osiers, which were woven into cables the thickness of a man's body.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
She ran down the steps, untied the cable, and in a moment was sweeping down the little stream, pulling her oars like an Indian girl.
"The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals" by Ann S. Stephens
A derricklike structure released one end of a cable, which streamed skyward.
"Industrial Revolution" by Poul William Anderson
The boat was run by a cable stretched taut up stream fifteen or twenty feet from the boat.
"In the Early Days along the Overland Trail in Nebraska Territory, in 1852" by Gilbert L. Cole
A sucking, gurgling whirlpool was moving down the stream, and the cable line had disappeared.
"A Maid of the Kentucky Hills" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
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In poetry:

Born of stream galvanic, with it he had perished!
There is no De Sauty now there is no current!
Give us a new cable, then again we'll hear him
Cry, "All right! DE SAUTY."
"De Sauty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Black monstrous bridges across oily rivers,
Cobwebs of cable to nameless things spun;
Catacomb deeps whose dank chaos delivers
Streams of live foetor that rots in the sun.
"The Cats" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft

In news:

Adder has introduced the AdderLink AV Series of extenders, which stream and manage high-resolution multimedia content to multiple displays over long distances using a single CATx cable.
The Town of Estes Park now provides live streaming of official town meetings and information on the Internet, as seen on local cable channel 12.
Cable demos ad insertion in VOD stream.
Despite rising cable and satellite TV prices and easy access to streaming TV and movies on the Internet, few consumers have cut the cord.
Coupled with the run-away success of streaming content service Netflix, media adapters such as Roku is finding its own niche alongside DVD players and cable set top box, vying for consumer attention.
The One More Shot concert will be shown on pay-per-view on cable and streamed on Yahoo.
Consumers are watching more streaming content than ever, and fewer and fewer have TV sets — but are they abandoning cable.
Time Warner Cable and Viacom are suspending their legal battle over streaming TV channels via iPad to see if they can make a deal.
Netflix, the largest of the streaming services that offers TV reruns and movies but no sports, has about 25 million US subscribers -- or more than Comcast's 22 million cable-TV customers -- and an additional 4.3 million international users.
It makes Canada's patchwork system of ethnic broadcasters and multi-cultural cable channels, with their cheaply produced community news shows and foreign newscasts underwritten by a steady stream of US sitcoms, look pretty chintzy.
So it was with special interest that I sat through many sessions at Streaming Media East about cutting the cord and over-the-top video, listening to experts say that most people weren't really giving up cable.
AT&T's U-Verse allows you to cut the cable cord on your HDTV with a wireless solution that streams HD video throughout your home to receivers.
Last year, the premium cable channel Showtime yanked some popular content from Netflix's streaming service, removing episodes of any series that is currently running.
The Adtec Digital Soloist 4111 HD digital media server supports MPEG-4, H.264, MPEG-2, and VC-1 HD and SD media playback from hard drive, IP stream decoding, Cable QAM, Satellite QPSK, terrestrial ATSC, and DVB-T interfaces.
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In science:

Bidirectional data transport is realized by means of the backbone optical fiber cabling system described in sec. 4.4. In order to provide redundancy, data streams are doubled and redirected onto two fibers using a “power splitter”.
Status of the NEMO Project
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