Building codes requires the wires be run in a conduit.
The Ukrainian pipeline became a conduit for 70% of Russian gas sales to Europe.
The traders are a conduit to people in the rural area.
I think of church as a conduit to God.
Mice were chewing on the cables, so we re-ran them in a conduit.
And all the conduits of my blood froze up,
Shakespeare -- The Comedy of Errors
For years there was this happy time when those controlling the major internet conduits were actually decent enough people.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
I wedged my fingers into the crack and pushed sideways, and the doors slid open like a camera shutter, revealing a tubular conduit of bricks that rose twenty or thirty feet to a circle of sky.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
So we had hung and wired a new circuit panel, bent and run conduit around the visiting room, and wired new outlets.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
I was now the conduit to a different world.
Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You
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Smokestacks fume and locomotives trundle back and forth on elevated conduits and leafless trees stand atop slag heaps like skeleton hands shoved up from the underworld.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
Perhaps it was only the seraphic wine or Nathan’s calm and uninhibiting presence, but she felt the urge not to halt where she had left off but to continue talking, and as she talked she felt her English moving more or less smoothly and with nearly unhampered authority, as if through remarkably efficient conduits she hardly knew she possessed.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
The man was toiling assiduously, bending conduits around a beam.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
— How now! a conduit, girl? what, still in tears?
William Shakespeare -- Romeo and Juliet
Some unknown conduits from the unknown worlds must empty into thee!
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
It left the Church out of the loop, undermining their self-proclaimed status as the sole conduit to God.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
The room wasn’t quite finished; there were stacks of lumber in the closet, and pieces of electrical conduit on the floor.
Michael Crichton -- Jurassic Park
He felt as if he were not inventing his tale, but merely acting as a conduit to transport it fully formed into the world.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
The City Council had passed a quiet and innocent little bill allowing a company to construct telephone conduits under the city streets; and upon the strength of this, a great corporation had proceeded to tunnel all Chicago with a system of railway freight-subways.
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
He seated Cosette with her back against a stone post, with an injunction to be silent, and ran to the spot where the conduit touched the pavement.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
When I had absorbed a chestful of this clean air, I looked for the conduit—the "air carrier," if you prefer—that allowed this beneficial influx to reach us, and I soon found it.
Jules Verne -- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
The room looked as if it had been an experimental laboratory-if she was right in judging the purpose of the torn remnants she saw on the walls: a great many electrical outlets, bits of heavy cable, lead conduits, glass tubing, built-in cabinets without shelves or doors.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
And your reasoning leads you to this conclusion, that we must build a sewer to draw off the alleged impurities from Molledal and must relay the water conduits.
Henrik Ibsen -- An Enemy of the People
The landline was fiber optic, located in a steel conduit under a paved street.
Tom Clancy -- The Hunt for Red October
She knows she will end up as a mere convenient conduit used for the passage of external things.
Haruki Murakami -- After Dark
Just to touch our hands to those crystals was to be a conduit, with the universe flowing through hard and fast as a river.
Libba Bray -- A Great and Terrible Beauty
This ring was the conduit through which Bobby could send the journals of his incredible adventures back to his friends.
D.J. Machale -- The Merchant of Death
Because the physical conduits that permit and transmit those memories have been altered.
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Identity
The courtyard—entered through a ruined gate—contained an ablution tank of fresh clear water, which was always in motion, being indeed part of a conduit that supplied the city.
E.M. Forster -- A Passage to India
Suribachi’s interior had been hollowed out into a fantastical seven-story subterranean world, fortified with concrete revetments and finished off with plastered walls, a sewer system, and conduits for fresh air, electricity, water, and steam.
James Bradley -- Flags of Our Fathers
’You’ve called in your conduits, the people who hired the blinds, and suddenly they’re not there — you can’t find them.
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Supremacy
They were also concerned that I was using George as a conduit to communicate with Oliver in Lusaka, and assumed that the written statement would contain sensitive information.
Nelson Mandela -- Long Walk to Freedom
Muhammad became the conduit for these messages, and The Qur’an, then, was simply the word of God in written form.
Dave Eggers -- Zeitoun
The Conduits And Way Of Mony To The Publique Use The Conduits, and Wayes by which it is conveyed to the Publique use, are of two sorts; One, that Conveyeth it to the Publique Coffers; The other, that Issueth the same out againe for publique payments.
Thomas Hobbes -- Leviathan
Though now this grained face of mine be hid In sap-consuming winter’s drizzled snow, And all the conduits of my blood froze up, Yet hath my night of life some memory, My wasting lamps some fading glimmer left, My dull deaf ears a little use to hear: All these old witnesses,—I cannot err,— Tell me thou art my son Antipholus.
William Shakespeare -- The Comedy of Errors
Our king, being ready to leap out of himself for joy of his found daughter, as if that joy were now become a loss, cries ’O, thy mother, thy mother!’ then asks Bohemia forgiveness; then embraces his son-in-law; then again worries he his daughter with clipping her; now he thanks the old shepherd, which stands by like a weather-bitten conduit of many kings’ reigns.
William Shakespeare -- The Winter’s Tale
…itinerant open-air preacher and lecturer on morally unimpeachable subjects; and from this day he laboured incessantly in that office, speaking not only in simple language on Rainbarrow and in the hamlets round, but in a more cultivated strain elsewhere—from the steps and porticoes of town-halls, from market-crosses, from conduits, on esplanades and on wharves, from the parapets of bridges, in barns and outhouses, and all other such places in the neighbouring Wessex towns and villages.
Thomas Hardy -- The Return of the Native
This will demonstrate that as a living conduit you can both absorb and channel energy.
Henry H. Neff -- The Hound of Rowan
The gae bolga was a conduit—it was a living tether to the war goddess herself.
Henry H. Neff -- The Maelstrom
Rain filled electrical conduits and shorted circuits.
Erik Larson -- The Devil in the White City
Frightful energies began to build within him, as though his body were a conduit for the very storm that raged outside.
Henry H. Neff -- The Fiend And The Forge
This was to seal any cracks and holes, so that a hot agent could not escape by drifting through hollow electrical conduits.
Richard Preston -- The Hot Zone
I’m the conduit, the reservoir, the nozzle of the blessed sap that pounds against the bone-dry valleys of the moon.
Mark Helprin -- A Soldier of the Great War
She had felt like the conduit of something huge, as if the daylight world were flowing through her into midnight, changing everything.
Scott Westerfeld -- The Secret Hour
The nurse was more than a conduit for instructions from Argenteuil; the angel of mercy was herself an angel of death, a killer in her own right.
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Ultimatum
The vacant lot is a wilderness of charred bricks and twisted electrical conduit, but this gentleman is walking across it like Christ on the Sea of Galilee.
Neal Stephenson -- Snow Crash
Still, the idea of segments allows the surgeon to define areas of liver that have a full complement of blood and bile conduits and that are therefore semiautonomous units, subfactories within the factory.
Abraham Verghese -- Cutting for Stone
Nevertheless, it appeared quite clear to me, that we were not in the principal chimney of the volcano, but in an accessory conduit, where we felt the counter shock of the great and principal tunnel filled by burning lava.
Jules Verne -- A Journey to the Center of the Earth
(He fears I put too much faith in the Tower helping me to locate April, and I admit here that he is quite right about that-my faith, that is-but our beliefs differ so greatly that John also trusts that there is little or no hope of any such physical structure providing a conduit, a medium that might reconnect us with our missing April, a fallacy in him I strive to correct!) My mind wanders so frequently now, led as I am in so many directions.
Stephen King -- Rose Red
If I had my senses about me I might have called in Conduit Street in my way home, and told them of it.