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Definition: Stream cable
(str[=e]m), n. [AS. stre['a]m; akin to OFries.
str[=a]m, OS. str[=o]m, D. stroom, G. strom, OHG. stroum,
str[=u]m, Dan. & Sw. str["o]m, Icel. straumr, Ir. sroth,
Lith. srove, Russ. struia, Gr. "ry`sis a flowing, "rei^n to
flow, Skr. sru. [root]174. Cf. Catarrh
1. A current of water or other fluid; a liquid flowing
continuously in a line or course, either on the earth, as
a river, brook, etc., or from a vessel, reservoir, or
fountain; specifically, any course of running water; as,
many streams are blended in the Mississippi; gas and steam
came from the earth in streams; a stream of molten lead
from a furnace; a stream of lava from a volcano.
2. A beam or ray of light. “Sun streams.”
3. Anything issuing or moving with continued succession of
parts; as, a stream of words; a stream of sand. “The
stream of beneficence.”
--Atterbury. “The stream of
4. A continued current or course; as, a stream of weather.
“The very stream of his life.”
5. Current; drift; tendency; series of tending or moving
causes; as, the stream of opinions or manners.
. See under Gulf
, Stream cable
. (Naut.) See under Anchor
, blocks of ice floating in a mass together in
some definite direction.
, particles or masses of tin ore found in
alluvial ground; -- so called because a stream of water is
the principal agent used in separating the ore from the
sand and gravel.
(Cornish Mining), a place where an alluvial
deposit of tin ore is worked. --Ure.
To float with the stream
, figuratively, to drift with the
current of opinion, custom, etc., so as not to oppose or
Syn: Current; flow; rush; tide; course.
. These words are often properly
interchangeable; but stream is the broader word,
denoting a prevailing onward course. The stream of the
Mississippi rolls steadily on to the Gulf of Mexico,
but there are reflex currents in it which run for a
while in a contrary direction.
(k[=a]"b'l), n. [F. c[^a]ble, LL. capulum,
caplum, a rope, fr. L. capere to take; cf. D., Dan., & G.
kabel, from the French. See Capable
1. A large, strong rope or chain, of considerable length,
used to retain a vessel at anchor, and for other purposes.
It is made of hemp, of steel wire, or of iron links.
2. A rope of steel wire, or copper wire, usually covered with
some protecting or insulating substance; as, the cable of
a suspension bridge; a telegraphic cable.
3. (Arch) A molding, shaft of a column, or any other member
of convex, rounded section, made to resemble the spiral
twist of a rope; -- called also cable molding
, the cable belonging to the bower anchor.
, a railway on which the cars are moved by a
continuously running endless rope operated by a stationary
, the length of a ship's cable. Cables in the
merchant service vary in length from 100 to 140 fathoms or
more; but as a maritime measure, a cable's length is
either 120 fathoms (720 feet), or about 100 fathoms (600
feet, an approximation to one tenth of a nautical mile).
(a) That part of a vessel where the cables are stowed.
(b) A coil of a cable.
, the cable belonging to the sheet anchor.
, a hawser or rope, smaller than the bower
cables, to moor a ship in a place sheltered from wind and
. See Telegraph
To pay out the cable
, To veer out the cable
, to slacken
it, that it may run out of the ship; to let more cable run
out of the hawse hole.
To serve the cable
, to bind it round with ropes, canvas,
etc., to prevent its being, worn or galled in the hawse,
To slip the cable
, to let go the end on board and let it
all run out and go overboard, as when there is not time to
weigh anchor. Hence, in sailor's use, to die.