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noun as in telegram

noun as in wire

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The telegraph had been invented about 40 years earlier, giving meteorologists the ability to communicate quickly between disparate locations—a prerequisite for predicting how storms will evolve.

Bringing inventions “to scale” in large markets was precisely the aim of big companies such as General Electric or American Telephone & Telegraph, which was then the national telephone monopoly.

Messages from across the Atlantic used to come by boat, she says, then came copper cables to relay telegraph dispatches in the 1840s.

In exchange for allowing it to provide universal telephone service, the US government required AT&T to stay out of other communication businesses, first by selling its telegraph subsidiary and later by steering clear of computing.

In May 1861, federal agents descended on Northern telegraph offices and seized transcribed messages in bulk.

The Daily Telegraph's Lisa Armstrong called the show a "stupendously vacuous enterprise."

Obama said, through laughter, according to an eyewitness report of the meeting in The Telegraph.

Mr Obama said, through laughter, according to an eyewitness report of the meeting in The Telegraph.

The Telegraph reports that he is fluent in Swahili and a keen zoologist.

“Unlike Turkey or Egypt, we have no art-historical tradition,” he told The Telegraph in 2002.

In the telegraph office a young signaler was sending a thrilling message to Umballa, Lahore and the north.

As there were no telegraph lines, another way had to be provided by which messages might be quickly sent.

Flocks of birds seemed to sing through the air, striking against the telegraph wires.

Suppose he should receive an acceptance by letter or telegraph but deny it, and insist that no contract had been made.

He proceeded to the tall telegraph pole and swarmed quickly up it.


On this page you'll find 180 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to telegraph, such as: summons, buzzer, cable, cablegram, call, and flash.

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