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black starting
 n.— «The loss of four major transmission lines from Hawaiian Electric’s Kahe power plant last night triggered an island-wide blackout.…HECO was woking last night to restart its generators at Kahe and Waiau, a process called “black starting.” The utility said power was to be restored beginning with areas on the west side of the island.» —“HECO: What happened” Honolulu Advertiser (Hawaii) Dec. 26, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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