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Lightning Conductor

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.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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