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telex

a mode of electronic communication whereby matter typed into the sending terminal is printed out of the receiving terminal; one of the first forms of new technology to pose a problem for the legal system. Parties can be at their machines as they exchange messages or a message can be sent or received in absence. It was held that where there was instantaneous communication between the offeror and the offeree the formation of a contract between the parties was governed by the general rule that a contract was concluded where and when acceptance of the offer was received by the offeror. Where communication by telex is not instantaneous (as, for example, where the message is sent out of office hours or at night, or by a third party's telex machine), the time and place of the formation of a contract so made by telex can only be resolved by reference to the intentions of the parties, by sound business practice and in some cases by judgment where the risk shall lie, and not by applying a universal rule. See also ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS.
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If a tuning-fork could be made to sing by a magnet or an electrified wire, why would it not be possible to make a musical telegraph--a telegraph with a piano key-board, so that many messages could be sent at once over a single wire?
The outer door closed on Archer and he walked hastily away toward the telegraph office.
Then,the car hit the roof of the gatehouse smartly, snapped a flag staff, played a tune upon some telegraph wires, and sent a broken wire like a whip-lash to do its share in accumulating unpopularity.
And that was the way Dorothy heard that the Historian wanted to speak with her, and there was a Shaggy Man in the Land of Oz who knew how to telegraph a wireless reply.
It took but a moment to loosen this and raise the cover, when, to my utter astonishment, I discovered an ordinary telegraph instrument clicking away within.
If our honorarium is unsatisfactory, kindly telegraph us at once and state what you consider a fair price.
So saying he visibly smugged and went off to telegraph for a brigade of cutthroats to protect Christian interests.
Send me word by telegraph whether you would like Truffles again, or whether you would prefer something simpler and lighter--say that incomparable French dish, Pig's Eyelids and Tamarinds.
was selling sociological articles to "Cosmopolitan" and "McClure's," had declined an associate editorship proffered me by telegraph from New York City, and was getting ready to marry.
I have only to say the word by telegraph, and we shall catch the ship at Plymouth.
Barbicane descended; and heading the immense assemblage, led the way to the telegraph office.
The officer of the port conducted them to the telegraph office through a concourse of spectators.