Electric telegraph


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Related to Electric telegraph: Morse code, Samuel Morse, steam engine
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a telegraph in which an operator at one station causes words or signs to be made at another by means of a current of electricity, generated by a battery and transmitted over an intervening wire.

See also: Electric, Telegraph

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And they come swiftly from the other side of the earth, over wires and cables, for your electric telegraph is a great alleviator of anxiety.
It is the greatest marvel hitherto achieved by the electric telegraph.
If such a young woman as the young woman described, had saved his own life, he would have been very much obliged to her, wouldn't have married her, and would have got her a berth in an Electric Telegraph Office, where young women answer very well.
An almost spiritual medium, like the electric telegraph, should be consecrated to high, deep, joyful, and holy missions.
Now, as I dislike him, and hope his railway, his electric telegraph, or his search for baths, will ruin him, I am watching for his discomfiture, which must soon take place.
I am now writing of those dark days in the past, when the railway and the electric telegraph were still visions in the minds of inventors.
The discovery of the electric telegraph in 1844 brought almost every important part of Europe, and eventually of the world, nearer to every town dweller than the nearest county had been in the eighteenth century; and the development of the modern newspaper out of the few feeble sheets of 1825 (dailies and weeklies in London, only weeklies elsewhere), carried full accounts of the doings of the whole world, in place of long-delayed fragmentary rumors, to every door within a few hours.
Subjection of Nature's forces to man, machinery, application of chemistry to industry and agriculture, steam-navigation, railways, electric telegraphs, clearing of whole continents for cultivation, canalisation of rivers, whole populations conjured out of the ground -- what earlier century had even a presentiment that such productive forces slumbered in the lap of social labour?
He was gripped by such innovations as the electric telegraph and wet battery.
A telegraph operator would tap the message on an electric telegraph machine and send the code across wires.
Sir Francis Ronalds: Father of the Electric Telegraph
An exhibition room displayed paintings, Chinese curiosities, a piano, an electric telegraph, models of ships and steam engines, along with stuffed birds and reptiles.