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- n. Plural form of telephone line.
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To some of us, to a gifted few Wallys among us, the accessibility of the telephone lines means access to the world and all the riches within it.
At this point, accessing telephone lines still required operator assistance, telecopiers were slow it took eight minutes to transmit a single page, and the machines emitted a very unpleasant smell.
During the 1960s, Xerox manufactured a fax machine called a “tele-copier” that was sold to the Associated Press, UPI, and Reuters news agencies to send photographs and documents over telephone lines to media newsrooms.