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telegraph-operator

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  • It is stated, on what seems to be good authority, that the general superintendent of the great corporation which lately has shown so hard a feeling towards its operatives when on a strike was himself only ten years ago a telegraph-operator.

    Black and White

  • The night telegraph-operator at the railroad station was the most melodramatic figure in town: awake at three in the morning, alone in a room hectic with clatter of the telegraph key.

    Main Street

  • But of course there were no copies of orders or despatches which I had _not_ received; and the desertion of my telegraph-operator and the operations of Forrest's cavalry in my rear had made it probable that there must have been some such despatches sent but not received.

    Forty-Six Years in the Army

  • Mr. Tinkler, telegraph-operator of the cipher telegrams at Washington, in the Executive residence, took the despatch announcing the nomination of Andrew Jackson, of Tennessee, to the vice-presidency with Lincoln for the second term.

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • How astonished that simple-minded Irish telegraph-operator was!

    St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 5, March, 1878

  • It is some years since I was station-master, telegraph-operator, baggage-agent and ticket seller at a little village near some valuable oil wells.

    Idle Hour Stories

  • One cannot expect an office-clerk to embrace tenderly every stranger who comes in with a carpet-bag, or a telegraph-operator to burst into tears over every unpleasant message he receives for transmission.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 62, December, 1862

  • Just as we were entering the car, the telegraph-operator, whose office was up-stairs in the depot-building, ran down to me and said that he was at that instant of time receiving a most important dispatch in cipher from Morehead

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • When Radek inquired over the direct wire about the situation in the Ukrainian capital, the German telegraph-operator, mistaking the person he was addressing for some one else, announced:

    My Life

  • When word that "General" Tom Harris, commander of the district -- formerly telegraph-operator in Hannibal -- was at a near-by farm-house, living on the fat of the land, the army broke camp without further ceremony.

    The Boys' Life of Mark Twain

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