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Meaning of MAINS

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mains\, n. [Scot. See {Manse}.]
    The farm attached to a mansion house. [Scot.]
    
    
  2. \ (Elec.)
    A form of conductor, designed by Ferranti, for currents of
    high potential, and consisting of concentric tubes of copper
    separated by an insulating material composed of paper
    saturated with black mineral wax.
    
    
 

 

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