telegraph operator

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Noun1.telegraph operator - someone who transmits messages by telegraphtelegraph operator - someone who transmits messages by telegraph
manipulator, operator - an agent that operates some apparatus or machine; "the operator of the switchboard"
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Wash Williams, the telegraph operator of Wines- burg, was the ugliest thing in town.
In his youth Wash Williams had been called the best telegraph operator in the state, and in spite of his degradement to the obscure office at Winesburg, he was still proud of his ability.
The telegraph operator of Winesburg, sitting in the darkness on the railroad ties, had become a poet.
George Willard and the telegraph operator came into the main street of Winesburg.
Lucy Drake, telegraph operator for the Associated Press, has more than the latest news on her mind.
A telegraph operator would tap out pulses of electricity in a pattern that corresponded to letters and numbers.
A telegraph operator would tap the message on an electric telegraph machine and send the code across wires.
Ryan takes a pivotal role in the film and recruits her regular co-star Tom Hanks in a cameo while Sam Shepard stars as a crotchety telegraph operator nearing retirement.
So the telegraph operator usually sat in the train station.
At first working as a bobbin boy in a Pittsburgh cotton factory, he became a telegraph operator then a superintendent in the railroad, where he used his knowledge of rail contracts to buy shares in businesses and built up a sizeable fortune.
Baljit Singh, who became a telegraph operator in 1972 and will retire in a few months, recalled the frenetic rush following the 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the days of political turmoil and street violence that followed.
The fastest Pony Express took days to carry a message across the country; a telegraph operator could send the same message in minutes.