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#1 2005-11-13 21:10:12

klakritz
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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.
www.rochesterhills.org/city_services/fi … _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.
www.tv.com/peter-benchley-s-amazon/show … mmary.html

An exposed wire is an invitation to a shot-circuit.
www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020713/windows/motoring.htm

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.
www.rcepi.com/packs/packs.html

... 5 selectable modes; Comprehensive shot-circuit protection; Over/Under voltage shutdown; Four quadrant regenerative operation; Low cost …
www.pmlflightlink.com/drives/pma.html

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.
www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1174083/posts

And lastly spontaneous human combustion has been blamed on the body being able
to shot circuited somehow causing it to ignite on its own.
www.angelfire.com/scifi/deliverances/human.html

It almost shot circuited my last synapse.
www.dailykos.com/story/2005/10/17/11513/003

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