In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They busy themselves buying stamps, receiving drafting paper for telegrams and in sending joyful, affectionate or sorrowful contents of messages home or to their beloved friends.
- These two take it upon themselves to deliver the dreaded yellow telegrams to the newly-widowed women living around them.
- Her job included sending telegrams about casualties to next of kin.
- In the days before phones were commonplace, they relayed many messages and telegrams from family members overseas.
- The whispery thin blue aerogrammes have gone the way of the telegram and the telex.
- Copies of the telegrams I sent as ambassador during this period were projected onto a large screen to allow the judge and jury to read them.
- In an era before long distance telephone, they had to send telegrams to Aberdeen with their questions.
- Even after Chamberlain became too sick to attend Cabinet Meetings, Churchill had the main telegrams sent to his home where Chamberlain continued to read them until he died.
- They were the days of letters, telexes, faxes and telegrams.
- First, a telegram or telex may be garbled as a result of a failure in operations.
- The reality of his family's poverty finally leaves no option but for Frankie to work, but this time he finds a far better job delivering telegrams for the Post Office.
- He was a spoilt child and became an utterly self-obsessed adult - he used to lock himself in an upstairs room and send his wife telegrams demanding she deliver him a meal.
- They had been writing so regularly - and often sending telegrams - that she knew almost to the day where the herd would be.
- Most of the party's members have called, passed by or sent telegrams asking me to reconsider my decision, and I am grateful to them.
- Civil War commanders used telegrams to transmit messages instantly to each other over distances of a thousand or more miles.
- Over the next few weeks, throwing reserve to the winds, I cajoled interviews, sent telegrams, and wrote letters to every Indian historian of note.
- The Queen has sent more than 280,000 telegrams to couples celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary.
- No one with any sense ever supposed that telephone calls or telegrams or cables were private.
- These telegrams were delivered by local boys who received a valued six pence.
- In 1955, three years after becoming monarch, she sent 105 birthday telegrams to centenarians.
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