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Today, there are many specialized diodes, such as LEDs.
  an electronic component that acts like a one-way valve
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  • Today, there are many specialized diodes, such as LEDs.
  • The diode goes between free ends of the two wires and meets the leads of the battery to complete the circuit.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • "And then of course I’ve got this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left-hand side …"
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  • holding nothing back, out into open country,
    leaving the heights of Pylos fading in their trail,
    shaking the yoke across their shoulders all day long.
    The sun sank and the roads of the world grew dark
    as they reached Phera, pulling up to Diodes’ halls,
    the son of Ortilochus, son of the Alpheus River.
    He gave them a royal welcome; there they slept the night.
    When young Dawn with her rose-red fingers shone once more
    they yoked their pair again, mounted the blazoned car
    and out…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey

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  • Finally he braces the flashlight between his teeth and raises the twin leads of the earphone in front of his eyes and strips them against the threads of a screw and touches the naked ends to the diode.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • "Terribly unfortunate," he said, "a diode blew in one of the life-support computers.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • …cracked the lash and the horses broke quickly,
    careering through the city out into open country,
    shaking the yoke across their shoulders all day long.
    The sun sank and the roads of the world grew dark
    as they reached Phera, pulling up to Diodes’ halls,
    the son of Ortilochus, son of the Alpheus River.
    He gave them a royal welcome; there they slept the night.
    When young Dawn with her rose-red fingers shone once more
    they yoked their pair again, mounted the blazoned car
    and out…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
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Associated words [difficulty]:   diode [8]
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