load-shedding

load-shedding

n. The act or process of disconnecting the electric current on certain lines when the demand becomes greater than the supply.
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Loads"man

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Lodes"man

(?) }, n. [Load, lode + man. See Lode.] A pilot. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Load"star`

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Lode"star`

(?) }, n. [Load, lode + star. See Lode.] 1. A star that leads; a guiding star; esp., the polestar, Polaris; also, the constellation containing the pole star, the cynosure (Ursa Minor). Chaucer. " Your eyes are lodestars." Shak.
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The pilot can no loadstar see.
Spenser.
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2. Something that serves as a guide or provides direction; a cynosure{2}.
[PJC]

3. Something that attracts attention or on which the atention is fixed; a cynosure{3}.
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{

Load"stone`

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Lode"stone

(?) }, n. [Load, lode + stone.] (Min.) A piece of magnetite, a magnetic iron ore, possessing polarity like a magnetic needle, having the power to attract as well as to be attracted magnetically. See Magnetite.
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