telegraph pole

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n telegraph pole tall pole supporting telephone wires
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Usage

In literature:

John Scott ascended a telegraph pole and guided across the cable to places of safety men, women and children rescued from flooded houses.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
With a spyglass we could see telegraph poles stretched along the shore.
"Continental Monthly , Vol. 6, No. 1, July, 1864" by Various
John wedged one foot between a telegraph pole and a picket, and drew himself up.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
There were murmured suggestions, rejections; talk of the cross-arms on the telegraph poles, which at once became determined, decisive.
"Trail's End" by George W. Ogden
On the plains, where trees are few, the telegraph poles provide convenient nesting sites for Woodpeckers of various species.
"The Bird Study Book" by Thomas Gilbert Pearson
Be able to measure the height of a tree, telegraph pole, and church steeple, describing method adopted.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
He has this white notice placarded on every telegraph pole in town.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
Perry took to the solace of a cigarette and stared out at the flying telegraph poles.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
For a moment or two dwellings swept by like so many telegraph-poles past a car-window.
"Nobody" by Louis Joseph Vance
Nest in hole in telegraph pole; made of red cow hair, feathers and leaves.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
There's telegraph-poles," says Hill, "right across the way!
"Santa Fé's Partner" by Thomas A. Janvier
The speed of the train was now terrific, and the stations, miles apart, brushed by them like telegraph poles.
"Snow on the Headlight" by Cy Warman
From behind telegraph poles, from kneeling figures, came the spurting flames of revolver shots.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Another disfigurement in the streets of New York are the telegraph-poles.
"The Truth About America" by Edward Money
The telegraph poles were gone and wires so inextricably tangled as to be useless.
"The Battle of Atlanta" by Grenville M. Dodge
When there was time, the men twisted the hot rails around trees or telegraph poles, or wreathed them together in fantastic shapes.
"In The Ranks" by R. E. McBride
An erecting gang of the telegraph company was putting up a pole.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
But you can't expect my short legs to cover as much ground as them telegraph poles o' your'n.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
The young trees are used for telegraph and telephone poles.
"The Forests of Mount Rainier National Park" by Grenville F. Allen
M. Granier has proposed to make an aerial telegraph without the support of poles.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
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In news:

The following editorial appeared in The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. (MCT) — So engrossed are we in our handheld mobile devices that we sometimes find ourselves walking into poles.
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