from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a coin-operated telephone.

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

  • n. a coin-operated telephone


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  • Nail is a black-owned investment company, controlling 65 percent of Newshelf's equity, and recently took over Johnnic, which controls the TV pay-station M-Net and the Times Media Ltd newspapers.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Shirley gave a quick call for "Information," and after several minutes learned that the call came from a drug store pay-station in Jersey City!

    The Voice on the Wire

  • I got into the habit of always carrying plenty of nickels in my pockets so that I could use pay-station telephones wherever I might be.

    How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling

  • "You were not in the room this afternoon when I spoke of a telephone call I had received from a pay-station at Sutter and Kearny Streets."

    The Chinese Parrot

  • In Boston, the first pay-station ran three months before it earned a dollar.

    The History of the Telephone

  • Zita, hurrying out from the conservatory, and wishing to waste not an instant in notifying Balcom, sought a near-by telephone pay-station, and there in frantic haste she demanded Balcom's number.

    The Master Mystery

  • "Central told me there had not been a call from this pay-station for half an hour."

    The Dream Doctor

  • He entered a booth in the shadow of the back of the cafe, where there was a slot-machine pay-station.

    The Dream Doctor

  • As we passed a corner, he paused, entered a drugstore and called up several numbers at a pay-station telephone booth.

    The Treasure-Train

  • But, as in the case of our Danish knight, there was not a pay-station as yet in all the wide world, and it was fully five hundred years to the nearest telegraph office.

    Vanishing Roads and Other Essays


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