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  • n  a small dynamo with a secondary winding that produces a high voltage enabling a spark to jump between the poles of a spark plug in a gasoline engine

  • Turn-of-the-century automobile owners considered a magneto-less automobile useless.
  • Because Professor Allison's magneto-optical apparatus is his own contrivance, many a scientist doubted his discoveries.
  • The rays operate by disabling the magneto of an engine.
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  • Darnley Bay Resources Limited Announces Update on Property
    Darnley Bay Resources Limited. announces that it has applied for permits to conduct a magneto-telluric survey and a geological survey on its main property near Paulatuk, Northwest Territories. Magneto-telluric ...
    June 24, 2013 - Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  • Ian McKellen in Forbes
    I'd never read `Lord of the Rings' until I was asked to play Gandalf, so I didn't really know it was a frightfully famous book,McKellen said. "I had never come across the `X-Men' comics till I was asked to play Magneto, so I just jumped...
  • Brett Ratner in
    I heard a rumor that they were going to do a young 'X-Men,' which would be great,Ratner said of "First Class." "I would love to see a 'Magneto' movie personally, because I love the Holocaust backstory. I'd love to see a 'Storm' movie,...
  • Bryan Singer in io9
    This movie is "basically about the formation of the X-Men. How they began and the relationship between a young Xavier and a young Magneto," says Bryan Singer.

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