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  • n. a communication system that transmits sound between distant points


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  • Somehow Zac and the I-Bots have managed to tap their way into the local phone system in such a way that the path of the call changes every time the number is dialed.

    Time Was

  • “An attendant is an operator of a phone system console,” lexicographer Harry Newton reports.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Still amazed by the cheapness of the USA phone system — ours in UK’s three times dearer.

    The Great California Game


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