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- n. earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds
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Olivier Lecoeur held the telephone receiver awkwardly and stared at the map, probably without seeing it.
She knocked instead on Miss Treherne’s door, and found her just putting the telephone receiver back upon its hook.
Belying his nonchalance, he leaned forward over the tall desk and watched with interest as the concierge raised a telephone receiver to his ear, then pressed the call button for the penthouse.
As far as telephones are concerned, I truly believe there’s a need for a new type of medical specialist, the “telephonilogical surgeon,” because most adolescents need emergency surgery to remove the telephone receiver that has fused to their ear.