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Posted By: Walt Mathers on: 11/25/2007 00:44:16 EDT|
Subject: Telegraphically Speaking - Terms From 1858
Thought researchers and emulators would like to know the following from:|
DICTIONARY OF TRADE PRODUCTS, COMMERCIAL, MANUFACTURING, AND TECHNICAL TERMS : ETC., ETC.
By P.L. Simmonds, F.R.G.S., F.S.S.,
TELEGRAM, a recently coined word for a despatch or message received by telegraph.
TELEGRAPH, electrical wires on land or in the bed of a sea, or some other contrivance or apparatus, for the signalizing between distant points.
TELEGRAPH CABLE, a submarine cable of strands of wire, coated with gutta-percha,
TELEGRAPH-CLERK, a subordinate officer in a telegraph-office.
TELEGRAPH-LINE, the suspended or buried wire over which messages are forwarded.
TELEGRAPH-MESSENGERS. bids in the employ if a telegraph company, who deliver
TELEGRAPH-OFFICE, TELEGRAPH-STATION, a business-place for receiving and forwarding messages,
TELEGRAPH-POST, a prop or support for lines
TELEGRAPHIC-DESPATCH, a telegram or message received by telegraph.
Signal Corps Association (1860-1865)