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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARC

But of the arc which He disclosed no one group of His followers has as yet perceived the whole.

Simba indicated the sun, and swept his hand across the arc of the heavens.

Had that animal Coupeau gone to the Arc de Triomphe to get his dram?

It is, of course, not necessary to use mercury vapor for the arc.

An arc light had sprung into being, and—he stopped with a gasp.

The night wore on, and the moon crept up into the arc of the sky.

He redoubled his efforts and increased the arc in which he swung.

Do you know that you can make an arc light with two ordinary pencils?

I was moving in an arc in the direction of the distorted square cluster there.

If we arc to save people's souls by the writing of verses, well and good.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., originally in reference to the sun's apparent motion in the sky, from Old French arc "bow, arch, vault" (12c.), from Latin arcus "a bow, arch," from PIE root *arku- "bowed, curved" (cf. Gothic arhvazna "arrow," Old English earh, Old Norse ör; also, via notion of "supple, flexible," Greek arkeuthos, Latvian ercis "juniper," Russian rakita, Czech rokyta, Serbo-Croatian rakita "brittle willow"). Electrical sense is from 1821.

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