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 for Stream cable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stream \Stream\ (str[=e]m), n. [AS. stre['a]m; akin to OFries.
     str[=a]m, OS. str[=o]m, D. stroom, G. strom, OHG. stroum,
     str[=u]m, Dan. & Sw. str["o]m, Icel. straumr, Ir. sroth,
     Lith. srove, Russ. struia, Gr. "ry`sis a flowing, "rei^n to
     flow, Skr. sru. [root]174. Cf. Catarrh, Diarrhea,
     Rheum, Rhythm.]
     1. A current of water or other fluid; a liquid flowing
        continuously in a line or course, either on the earth, as
        a river, brook, etc., or from a vessel, reservoir, or
        fountain; specifically, any course of running water; as,
        many streams are blended in the Mississippi; gas and steam
        came from the earth in streams; a stream of molten lead
        from a furnace; a stream of lava from a volcano.
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     2. A beam or ray of light. "Sun streams." --Chaucer.
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     3. Anything issuing or moving with continued succession of
        parts; as, a stream of words; a stream of sand. "The
        stream of beneficence." --Atterbury. "The stream of
        emigration." --Macaulay.
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     4. A continued current or course; as, a stream of weather.
        "The very stream of his life." --Shak.
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     5. Current; drift; tendency; series of tending or moving
        causes; as, the stream of opinions or manners.
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     Gulf stream. See under Gulf.
     Stream anchor, Stream cable. (Naut.) See under Anchor,
        and Cable.
     Stream ice, blocks of ice floating in a mass together in
        some definite direction.
     Stream tin, particles or masses of tin ore found in
        alluvial ground; -- so called because a stream of water is
        the principal agent used in separating the ore from the
        sand and gravel.
     Stream works (Cornish Mining), a place where an alluvial
        deposit of tin ore is worked. --Ure.
     To float with the stream, figuratively, to drift with the
        current of opinion, custom, etc., so as not to oppose or
        check it.
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     Syn: Current; flow; rush; tide; course.
     Usage: Stream, Current. These words are often properly
            interchangeable; but stream is the broader word,
            denoting a prevailing onward course. The stream of the
            Mississippi rolls steadily on to the Gulf of Mexico,
            but there are reflex currents in it which run for a
            while in a contrary direction.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cable \Ca"ble\ (k[=a]"b'l), n. [F. c[^a]ble, LL. capulum,
     caplum, a rope, fr. L. capere to take; cf. D., Dan., & G.
     kabel, from the French. See Capable.]
     1. A large, strong rope or chain, of considerable length,
        used to retain a vessel at anchor, and for other purposes.
        It is made of hemp, of steel wire, or of iron links.
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     2. A rope of steel wire, or copper wire, usually covered with
        some protecting or insulating substance; as, the cable of
        a suspension bridge; a telegraphic cable.
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     3. (Arch) A molding, shaft of a column, or any other member
        of convex, rounded section, made to resemble the spiral
        twist of a rope; -- called also cable molding.
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     Bower cable, the cable belonging to the bower anchor.
     Cable road, a railway on which the cars are moved by a
        continuously running endless rope operated by a stationary
     Cable's length, the length of a ship's cable. Cables in the
        merchant service vary in length from 100 to 140 fathoms or
        more; but as a maritime measure, a cable's length is
        either 120 fathoms (720 feet), or about 100 fathoms (600
        feet, an approximation to one tenth of a nautical mile).
     Cable tier.
        (a) That part of a vessel where the cables are stowed.
        (b) A coil of a cable.
     Sheet cable, the cable belonging to the sheet anchor.
     Stream cable, a hawser or rope, smaller than the bower
        cables, to moor a ship in a place sheltered from wind and
        heavy seas.
     Submarine cable. See Telegraph.
     To pay out the cable, To veer out the cable, to slacken
        it, that it may run out of the ship; to let more cable run
        out of the hawse hole.
     To serve the cable, to bind it round with ropes, canvas,
        etc., to prevent its being, worn or galled in the hawse,
     To slip the cable, to let go the end on board and let it
        all run out and go overboard, as when there is not time to
        weigh anchor. Hence, in sailor's use, to die.
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