Definitions

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  • n. A message transmitted by a heliograph.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A message transmitted by a heliograph.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A message which is transmitted by heliographic methods. See heliograph.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a message transmitted by means of the sun's rays

Etymologies

helio- + -gram (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • On the 21st a heliogram from Hudson informed me that Gough's brigade was expected the next day; but as it had been found necessary to drop his Cavalry at the several posts he passed on the way for their better protection, I deemed it expedient to send him the 12th Bengal Cavalry, for he had to pass through some fairly open country near Butkhak, where they might possibly be of use to him.

    Forty-one years in India From Subaltern To Commander-In-Chief

  • Just then my mind was considerably relieved by a heliogram from Baker informing me that he was on his way back to Kabul.

    Forty-one years in India From Subaltern To Commander-In-Chief

  • Brigadier-General Massy was informed, in reply to his heliogram, that Baker would be despatched at once to drive the enemy from their position and force them to fall back upon the Cavalry, upon which

    Forty-one years in India From Subaltern To Commander-In-Chief

  • I sent him a heliogram saying that we were a small party of British in danger of capture, and asking that an escort should be sent to bring us in.

    With Steyn and De Wet

  • It is true a heliogram to-day tells us there are seventy-four big waggons waiting at Frere for our relief -- milk, vegetables, forage, eleven waggons of rum, fifty cases of whisky, 5,000 cigarettes, and so on.

    Ladysmith The Diary of a Siege

  • I tried to make up by getting another short heliogram through, but the sun was uncertain, and the receivers on the distant mountain sulky and wayward.

    Ladysmith The Diary of a Siege

  • My time was occupied in getting off a brief heliogram, and sending out another Kaffir with news of Saturday's defence.

    Ladysmith The Diary of a Siege

  • A heliogram came from Buller to say all was going well, and in this evening's Orders we were officially informed that relief is "within measurable distance."

    Ladysmith The Diary of a Siege

  • Soon after midday a heliogram came through from Buller, saying he had severely defeated the enemy yesterday, and believed them to be in full retreat.

    Ladysmith The Diary of a Siege

  • General Buller, although he had been officially informed that White had provisions for seventy days, sent a heliogram advising the surrender of the garrison.

    The Great Boer War

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