cabled[ key-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF cabled
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He secured a berth on the Geranium, sailing from Liverpool, and cabled Brant to that effect.
Crupper cabled from Carlsbad that he was ill, and had not been out of bed for a month.
I cabled over to your address, and said I was staying at the Windsor for a few days.
Matthews had cabled Jim of the accident and later that I was recovering.
He cabled her to let him know when she started, and three days later she answered.
The Gabrilowitsches were by this time in Europe, and Clemens cabled them not to come.
I just cabled that fellow and got his answer to come right away.
"I cabled her to-day," said Paliser, who had done nothing of the kind.
Cabled the War Office insisting that the lack of ammunition is "disturbing."
But he did not know, when he cabled, that Mahon had done well.
c.1200, from Old North French cable, from Medieval Latin capulum "lasso, rope, halter for cattle," from Latin capere "to take, seize" (see capable). Technically, in nautical use, a rope 10 or more inches around; in non-nautical use, a rope of wire (not hemp or fiber). Given a new range of senses in 19c.: Meaning "message received by telegraphic cable" is from 1883 (short for cable message). Cable car is from 1879. Cable television first attested 1963; shortened form cable is from 1972.