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telegraph-board

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A board on which are hoisted or otherwise marked the numbers of horses about to run in a race, together with the names of their jockeys.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Now he has sent it on his private wire to the Stock Exchange; his own telephone-boy has already his number on the telegraph-board.

    Impressions of a War Correspondent

  • They passed through the turnstile, and caught sight of the telegraph-board.

    Psmith in the City

  • As soon as his eye fell on the telegraph-board he saw with a start that things had been moving rapidly in his brief absence.

    Psmith in the City

  • He sat down on a bench beside the second eleven telegraph-board, and looked across the ground at the pavilion.

    Psmith in the City

  • The telegraph-board gave the total as forty-eight.

    Psmith in the City

  • The figures on the telegraph-board rose from twenty to thirty, from thirty to forty, from forty to fifty.

    The Head of Kay's

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