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Posted By: Walt Mathers on: 11/25/2007 00:44:16 EDT
Subject: Telegraphically Speaking - Terms From 1858

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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.,
LONDON: G. ROUTLEDGE & CO., FARRINGDON STREET ;
AND 18, BEKKMAN STREET, NEW YORK.
1858.

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,
for transmitting messages by electricity.

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
despatches when received.

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.

``30``

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