• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Discharger One who, or that which, discharges. Specifically, in electricity, an instrument for discharging a Leyden jar, or electrical battery, by making a connection between the two surfaces; a discharging rod.
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Discharging Arch Discharging Arch

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Snails produce a colorless, sticky discharge that forms a protective carpet under them as they travel along. The discharge is so effective that they can crawl along the edge of a razor without cutting themselves.
    • n discharger One who or that which discharges. Specifically— In elect, an instrument or a device by means of which the electricity is discharged from a Leyden jar, condenser, or other charged body, In dyeing, a discharge. See discharge,9.
    • n discharger In transportation, a machine or appliance used in discharging freight, coal, grain, or other material in bulk, from a carrier, conveyer, or elevator. The most simple form is an opening at the end or bottom, at any point of the trough of a conveyer through which the load is pushed by the screw or the flights of the conveyer machine (see conveyer). In open carriers, belt-conveyers, and elevators the discharger may be the end wheel over which the belt or series of buckets passes, the change in direction (assisted by the momentum) serving to discharge the load upon a table or into a bin, hopper, spout, or another conveyer. Dischargers are divided into stationary machines that trip, upset, or invert the buckets of a horizontal conveyer and cause them to discharge their loads at a fixed point, and machines that travel along the line of the conveyer and automatically discharge the loads at any desired point. Also called automatic dumper
    • n discharger In mining and industrial railroading, a device for unloading skips, ore-cars, etc., upon inclined roads or slopes. One device consists of an open abrupt change in the grade of the track, whereby the forward end of the car, to which the hauling-cable is attached, is tilted up and the load discharged through a gate at the rear. Another device employs two tracks at the dumping-point, and a skip with four wheels of which the rear pair have a wider tread than the forward pair. The skip is hauled by a cable attached to a link pivoted at the rear end of the skip; and when the discharger is reached the forward wheels follow the inside or narrow tracks, which here run in a horizontal direction, while the rear wheels continue on the inclined rails. This causes the skip to be tilted up, discharging the load at the front and open end. When empty, the skip runs back down the incline in its normal or loaded position.
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  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “Too great a hurry to discharge an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.”
  • Walter S. Robertson
    Walter S. Robertson
    “The only way to get rid of responsibilities is to discharge them.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “It is wonderful when a calculation is made, how little the mind is actually employed in the discharge of any profession.”
  • Norman Mailer
    “I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Whereof what's past is prologue; what to come, In yours and my discharge.”
  • John Randolph
    John Randolph
    “We all know our duty better than we discharge it.”


In literature:

Some of the illnesses were slight, and some of the men would be discharged by Death.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
No, there is my discharge from the army, after the war of 1812.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
After a skilled operator had been obtained, the boat perfectly discharged the duties required of her.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Never, it is believed, were the duties of a calling discharged with more zeal and efficiency.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
This could be effected only in one way, and that was by discharging the entire accumulation instantaneously.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
By his gestures they inferred that he discharged them from their trespass.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
Most places hate to discharge a man.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
Ay, that will do; keep loading them as fast as I discharge them.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
It occurred to him that Mr. Tripp might be intending to discharge Abel, and wished to see if he would return to his old place.
"Chester Rand" by Horatio Alger, Jr
The man was in consequence immediately discharged.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)

In poetry:

Till this law-sentence pass within your breast,
You'll never wed the law-discharging Priest.
You'll prize not heav'n till he through hell you draw;
Nor love the gospel till you know the law.
"The Believer's Espousals : Chapter VI." by Ralph Erskine
All sin is so odious, so fetid, so foul,
It spoils, it defiles, it infects ev'ry soul;
Nor can its deep stains be discharg'd b' any means,
'Till Christ with his blood shall our filthiness cleanse.
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
Try—try—try—try—to think o' something different —
Oh—my—God—keep—me from goin' lunatic!
(Boots—boots—boots—boots—movin' up an' down again!)
There's no discharge in the war!
"Boots" by Rudyard Kipling
'Taint—so—bad—by—day because o' company,
But night—brings—long—strings—o' forty thousand million
Boots—boots—boots—boots—movin' up an' down again.
There's no discharge in the war!
"Boots" by Rudyard Kipling
We're foot—slog—slog—slog—sloggin' over Africa —
Foot—foot—foot—foot—sloggin' over Africa —
(Boots—boots—boots—boots—movin' up an' down again!)
There's no discharge in the war!
"Boots" by Rudyard Kipling
Seven—six—eleven—five—nine-an'-twenty mile to-day —
Four—eleven—seventeen—thirty-two the day before —
(Boots—boots—boots—boots—movin' up an' down again!)
There's no discharge in the war!
"Boots" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

A 14-year-old girl who had been experiencing ear discharge for the previous 3 years was referred to a tertiary care center for management of a 3-day history of severe headache and vomiting.
Another phrase for " intuitive graphical interface" would be "easy-to-figure-out pictures shown on the control screen," and that's exactly what most distinguishes this new family of ram (sinker) electrical discharge machines.
She also explains that she has been having yellow-green discharge from her vagina that is foul-smelling.
Chasa Hosey fights to get honorable discharge, VA benefits.
Hydrocarbon discharge reported at Exxon's Joliet refinery.
She served in the US Army, up until her discharge.
Following high school he entered the United States Army and served his country until his discharge in 1947.
Electrical discharge machining (EDM) has been utilized and accepted as a standard method of machining practice today.
It is performed using the arc discharge or the wire EDM method.
Orica Pleads Guilty to Unauthorised Discharges from Yarwun Plant.
DPS officer unintentionally discharges gun, shot in leg.
The Federal Environmental Protection Agency's ability to cite feedlots for discharging waste without physical evidence was nullified in the Vos versus EPA case recently ruled upon.
Untreated wastewater Cranwood Park Blvd A heavy rain in the summer of 2010 causes untreated wastewater - rainwater, sewage, industrial waste - to be discharged directly into Mill Creek, which flows to Lake Erie.
She has been sneezing for a few days and today she had yellow discharge from her nose and feels feverish.
A US Air Force spokeswoman says a terror suspect accused of plotting to kill Americans and target US bases overseas was given an honorable discharge after serving only briefly in the service 11 years ago.

In science:

Finally, the equivalence conjecture associated with concept recover discharges PO5 and it does not produce any extra failures, so this conjecture is also suggested as a candidate invariant.
Discovery of Invariants through Automated Theory Formation
The fast amplifier has a built-in protection that guards against discharges from this high-capacitance detector.
A Prototype Detector for Directional Measurement of the Cosmogenic Neutron Flux
Each strip input is equipped with a discharge protection.
Dedicated front-end and readout electronics developments for real time 3D directional detection of dark matter with MIMAC
Discharged robots, when sensing a free docking slot, approach the docking station and start a recharging process.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
The optimal working mode of Li-Po accumulator is discharging only up to 75-80% of capacity.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms