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conduit
used in The Fountainhead

4 uses
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Definition
a passageway
in various senses, including:
  • a pipe or channel for water
  • a protective pipe through which electrical wires are run
  • someone or something that conveys information or goods
  • The man was toiling assiduously, bending conduits around a beam.
    1.7 — Part 1 Chapter 7 (72% in)
  • The skeleton was up and the concrete was being poured; the great mats of the terraces hung over the silver sheet of water quivering far below; plumbers and electricians had started laying their conduits.
    1.11 — Part 1 Chapter 11 (49% in)
  • She thought, standing here in the heart of the building, that if she had nothing of him, nothing but his body, here it was, offered to her, the rest of him, to be seen and touched, open to all; the girders and the conduits and the sweeping reaches of space were his and could not have been anyone else's in the world; his, as his face, as his soul; here was the shape he had made and the thing within him which had caused him to make it, the end and the cause together, the motive power...
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (65% in)
  • She accepted the light switches she pressed in the evening, and the light firm wires he had laid out through the walls; the water that ran when she turned a tap, from conduits he had planned; the warmth of an open fire on August evenings, before a fireplace built stone by stone from his drawing.
    4.9 — Part 4 Chapter 9 (10% in)

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