Alive or dead a fish is technically fast, when it is connected with an occupied ship or boat, by any medium at all controllable by the occupant or occupants, -- a mast, an oar, a nine-inch cable, a telegraph wire
, or a strand of cobweb, it is all the same.
This frightened Griffiths; and he, this time, made use of the telegraph wires
to tell her that she must do nothing of the kind.
As for sounds, the silence was unbroken save by the chant of the telegraph wires
and the crying of the plovers on the waste.
Then,the car hit the roof of the gatehouse smartly, snapped a flag staff, played a tune upon some telegraph wires
, and sent a broken wire like a whip-lash to do its share in accumulating unpopularity.
"The telegraph wires
are all down for miles and miles.
These also include a telegram dated April 15 (1919), just two days after the massacre, stating that martial law had been declared in Lahore and Amritsar and planes dropped bombs on Gujranwala (on April 14, 1919) and Lyallpur (Faisalabad), telegraph wire
was cut, besides a copy of the report about disturbances in Lahore, Amritsar, Ahmadabad, Patna and Kasur.
(https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiretap) Merriam Webster's dictionary defines wiretapping as the act of "tapping a telephone or telegraph wire
in order to get information." While there are laws that prohibit phone surveillance, (https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2511) including the Wiretap Act , there are also certain exceptions that make wiretapping legal.
The child looks up at a bird on a telegraph wire
and the bird looks down on the child.
Within a couple hours of establishing camp, he could be in the air, using a telegraph wire
to signal to the gunners below.
In Mr Cameron's day the preferred way of transmitting news was using telegraph wire
services which avoided having to deal with copytakers.
If you happen to find some old telegraph wire
, it seems to work as well as the new stuff from the farm supply store.
They've climbed utility poles to take the copper telegraph wire
that railroads use to send track-switching signals.