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  • proper n. A character code represented by dots and dashes (or short and long pulses), originally used to send messages by telegraph, later by flashes of light or by radio.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a telegraphic code, in which dots, dashes, and spaces represent letters, numbers, and other elements of text. The original code was invented by Samuel B. Morse. The code now mostly used is the International Morse code, also referred to simply as the Morse code.

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

  • n. a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals)


Named for inventor Samuel Morse (Wiktionary)


  • Brave, indeed, were our fathers who went down to the sea in ships, for they never knew when, if ever, they would reach the other shore, and there could be no C.Q.D. or S.O.S. flashed by wireless in the Morse code to summon assistance in case of disaster.

    Letters and Journals 01

  • A fresh Pres-to-log sputtered in the fireplace, and rain tapped messages in Morse code against the windowpanes.

    La insistencia de J├╝rgen Fauth

  • The wine, the coruscating heat of the sun and the mitigating balm of the breeze, the smell of aloes, the rousing choruses, the ever-incredible nakedness of the girls, the Morse code of virgin light glancing after the perpetual motion of the waters, conspired together and unknitted the dry bones in his heart.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin


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