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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2005-11-13 21:10:12

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'shot circuit' for 'short circuit'

One meaning of ‘shot’ is ‘ruined’ or ‘broken,’ so the substitution makes sense. About 300 ghits:

Ground fault or shot circuit was the leading cause of electrical distribution fires. … _cords.asp

While flying through a storm over the Amazon Forest, flight 767 to Rio de Janeiro suffers a shot circuit in its cargo deck and starts to lose height. … mmary.html

An exposed wire is an invitation to a shot-circuit.

As you can see the 10 cell pack to the right was a victim of an experiment that went bad and resulted in a shot circuit.

... 5 selectable modes; Comprehensive shot-circuit protection; Over/Under voltage shutdown; Four quadrant regenerative operation; Low cost …

The important thing in Sy’s Article is that Cheney clearly shot-circuited The
vetting process and allowed bad information to remain in The system.

And lastly spontaneous human combustion has been blamed on the body being able
to shot circuited somehow causing it to ignite on its own.

It almost shot circuited my last synapse.



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