telephone pole

Definitions

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

In literature:

It lasts twelve years only, so that the one item of poles is still costing the telephone companies several millions a year.
"The History of the Telephone" by Herbert N. Casson
I remember one picture he took of a wheat straw that was driven into a telephone pole.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
Even the telephone poles were painted green so as to be unobtrusive.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
The receivers consisted of the latest form of double-pole Bell telephones with some Ader and D'Arsonval receivers for comparison.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 822" by Various
There was a row of stubby telephone poles with a sagging wire between them.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
It involved some Douglas fir telephone poles.
"The Boy With the U. S. Foresters" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
The streets were soon miniature rivers, and telegraph and telephone poles began to snap.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
If it had been a telephone pole, I'd felt better.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
The butt end was as big as an ordinary telephone pole.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Again and again the already injured sled was smashed heavily against a telephone pole.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
Telephone and telegraph poles lay prone for a quarter of a mile at a stretch.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
Yonder down the street glass knobs of telephone poles glistened in the sun.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
Mr. Spratt leaned rather wearily against his own back fence, while Mr. Crow accepted the support of a telephone pole.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
The telephone poles, the garages, and sometimes the shops, all are marked with the familiar red, white, and blue.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
I hear he has a telephone fastened to his tent pole.
"The Guarded Heights" by Wadsworth Camp
It was pleasant to miss the telephone poles and see countless flowers instead.
"Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan" by Frances Halton Eva Hasell
She doubted that a single telephone pole had been left standing in the town.
"Hoofbeats on the Turnpike" by Mildred A. Wirt
A gray squirrel was observed in April of 1948, as it climbed a telephone pole adjacent to an orange grove near Cucamonga.
"Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California" by Terry A. Vaughan
Just across the alley from this point, Black Hood spied a wood telephone pole.
"Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942" by Various
Madge backed the coupe out the driveway, missed a telephone pole by scant inches, and sped down the street.
"The Secret of the Sundial" by Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
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In news:

The driver was the only one in the SUV when it slammed into a telephone pole.
The war on telephone poles.
05 am After being struck in the head by her boyfriend, a woman hid from him behind an Aldergrove Road telephone pole and called 911.
Hartselle Man Wants Rotten Telephone Pole Removed.
Saw this video of a man that has claimed to see Jesus on a telephone pole along side a road in his hometown.
A motorcyclist died in St Mary's County Thursday morning after he flew off his Harley Davidson and struck a telephone pole , authorities said.
Driver makes a wrong turn into telephone pole .
The AT&T Telephone Pole -Climbing Training Grounds.
Woman slams jeep into telephone pole .
A twenty-one-year-old woman is in the hospital after she slammed a jeep into a telephone pole Friday night.
(AP) — A raccoon with a jar stuck on its head that wouldn't come down from a suburban Detroit telephone pole is getting some help.
A new entrance channel located 1/8th mile past South Bridge and past the concrete telephone poles is now open.
According to the Highway Patrol, Samantha Floyd, 18, was headed southbound on Missouri 131 when she traveled off the west side of the roadway, struck a ditch and a telephone pole, and overturned.
Friend killed after Avary drove into telephone pole at 100 MPH.
12,000 Telephone Poles Are Useless Duplicates.
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