• S.F.B. MORSE
    S.F.B. MORSE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Morse a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals)
    • n Morse United States portrait painter who patented the telegraph and developed the Morse code (1791-1872)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Morse's pendulum instrument Morse's pendulum instrument
Original Morse code Original Morse code
Morse receiver Morse receiver
Morse register Morse register
S. F. B. Morse S. F. B. Morse
The First Telegraphic Instrument, as Exhibited in 1837 by Morse The First Telegraphic Instrument, as Exhibited in 1837 by Morse
Morse Making his own Instrument Morse Making his own Instrument

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Samual Morse, who invented the telegraph, was originally a portrait painter and didn't give up painting to turn to inventing until he was 46 years old.
    • n Morse A clasp for fastening garments in front.
    • n Morse (Zoöl) The walrus. See Walrus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Morse The walrus.
    • n Morse In heraldry, same as sea-lion.
    • n Morse The clasp or fastening of a cope and similar garments, generally made of metal, and set with jewels. Also called pectoral.
    • n Morse A telegram written in the Morse alphabet.
    • Morse To write or transmit in the Morse alphabet, as a telegram.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Morse mors the walrus or sea-horse.
    • n Morse mors the metal fastening of the cope, generally of precious metal, ornamented with jewels—also Pectoral.
    • n Morse mors (coll.) the Morse-code signalling of telegraph operators, from Sam. F. B. Morse (1791-1872)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. morse, Russ. morj',; perh. akin to E. mere, lake; cf. Russ. more, sea


In literature:

Morse, C. F., on feeling in Union army towards South Carolina, 307.
"Historical Essays" by James Ford Rhodes
Sanders sat in the little telegraph office, and the Morse sounder rattled and clacked for half an hour.
"The Keepers of the King's Peace" by Edgar Wallace
And then Clementine Morse came, so the matter had to be laid aside.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
Although she wanted very much to go with the Morses, yet she knew that duty called her home.
"Patty's Summer Days" by Carolyn Wells
That afternoon she went to see Clementine Morse.
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
By Florence Morse Kingsley.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
LEMUEL W. MORSE, L. M., 35.20.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 2, June, 1898" by Various
They were signalling in Morse, and evidently were forming plans of action.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
And what of Morse sending telegrams hundreds of miles by using a wire and a battery?
"Air Service Boys Flying for Victory" by Charles Amory Beach
It is also called morse, sea-horse, and sea-cow.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth

In poetry:

Stride through Cadaver's country in my force,
My pickbrain masters morsing on the stone
Despair of blood faith in the maiden's slime,
Halt among eunuchs, and the nitric stain
On fork and face.
"When, Like A Running Grave" by Dylan Thomas
Oh say, can you look through the vista of age
To the time when old Morse drove the regular stage?
When Lyon told tales of the long-vanished years,
And Lenox crept round with the rings in his ears?
"Once More" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Pringle-Morse CISD voters approve $1.8M bond issue for buildings.
Same place as last year, Ramada Plaza Hotel at I-71 and Morse Rd in Cowlumbus, Ohia.
Returning Starters & Lettermen: Pat Morse, sr. Brendan Smith, sr. Evan Bowen, sr. Ben Catsohis, so.
Susan Morse reads from her book "The Habit.".
Funeral services for Clovis H Morse, 71 of Spencer will be held at 10:30 am, Monday, Oct 29, 2007 at Sioux Rapids Baptist Church of Sioux Rapids.
Peter Morse lights one of hip-hop's brightest new lights.
Morse Manufacturing Co. Morse Manufacturing Company, Inc. You are here.
He was of the Baptist faith and was an employee of Ferry-Morse Seed Company.
Eugene City Councilor Betty Taylor and challenger Juan Carlos Valle debated eachother at Wayne Morse Ranch Sunday.
Morse and his wife, Pauline, were charged with several felony counts Tuesday based on the daughter 's claims.
This combination of photos released by the Delaware State Police shows Georgetown pediatrician Melvin Morse, 48, left, and his wife, Pauline Morse, 40.
What is commonly referred to as the Combs house, in Morse Park, was built in 1890, according to City Manager Troy Royer.
In Holyoke, Mayor Alex Morse set a Friday deadline for interested casino developers to submit a $25,000 fee to cover the city's costs of reviewing the proposals.
At least two-thirds of North's 1,270 students take the bus to school, Mr Morse said.
Investigators said that they believed a shoplifter was looking to create a diversion when the fire started inside the Morse Road Walmart on Sept 15.

In science:

Corlette, K, Wald, R. 2001 Morse theory and infinite families of harmonic maps between spheres.
Applications of the theory of evolution equations to general relativity
The considered equations are directly related to some Schr¨odinger type equations (P¨oschl-Teller, Scarf, Morse, etc), and the defined special functions are related to the corresponding bound-state eigenfunctions.
Orthogonal polynomials defined by hypergeometric type equations with application to quantum mechanics
In the appendix we develop some approach to define Morse-Bott homology by counting flow-lines with cascades.
The Arnold-Givental conjecture and moment Floer homology
To do that one chooses a Morse function on the critical manifold.
The Arnold-Givental conjecture and moment Floer homology
The critical points of this Morse function give a basis for the chain complex.
The Arnold-Givental conjecture and moment Floer homology