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  • n  conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
  • n  electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
  • n  a hollow cylindrical shape
  • n  (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
  • n  an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)
    in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'
  • v  provide with a tube or insert a tube into
  • v  convey in a tube
    inside Paris, they used to tube mail
  • v  ride or float on an inflated tube
    We tubed down the river on a hot summer day
  • v  place or enclose in a tube

  • A generation ago, the Test Tube was the symbol of Science.
  • A new X-ray tube which can shoot more concentrated radiation through twelve inches of steel than could all past commercial tubes combined plus all the radium ever mined, was .
  • An apothecary or doctor's assistant, marching through the streets with a clyster tube on his shoulder (see cut), became a common sight, as a mania for enemas swept France.
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  • Bomb report turns out to be tube with trailer docs
    VERMILION TWP. — The Lorain County Bomb Squad was called after an Ohio Department of Transportation worker discovered what appeared to be a pipe bomb near state Route 2 in Erie County. As a result, state Route 2 between state routes 60 and 61 was shut down, said Christine Myers, spokeswoman for ODOT. Myers said [...] The post Bomb report turns out to be tube with trailer docs appeared first on ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Chronicle-Telegram
  • New quantum dot technique combines best of optical and electron microscopy
    Researchers have developed a new microscopy technique that uses a process similar to how an old tube television produces a picture to image nanoscale features. Combining the best features of optical and scanning electron microscopy, the fast, versatile, and high-resolution technique allows scientists to view surface and subsurface features potentially as small as 10 nanometers in size.
    June 12, 2013 - Science Daily
  • Kettering Man Crashes Jeep into White House Fence, Gets Arrested
    Says in You Tube video: “I’m just a regular guy who’s got nothing to lose. Who’s gonna do something about it. I’m just going to walk right up to their...
    June 12, 2013 - Local 12 Cincinnati

  • Bo Diddley in ktla 5
    I never could figure out what it had to do with shoes, but it worked,Diddley said. "I got into a lot of new front rooms on the tube."
  • Snoop Dogg in Washington Post
    I've been a fan of `One Life to Live' since I was a baby,said Snoop, who's set to perform "Sensual Seduction" and "Life of Da Party." "My momma always had it on the tube in tha crib growing up. The opportunity to change up the theme...
  • Bob Crow in Enfield & Haringey Independent
    RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: "We have given TfL, and their newly-acquired subsidiary Tube Lines, plenty of opportunity to give us assurances that staff won't take the hit for the failure of the doomed privatisation project. They have failed...

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