He tried to figure out some foolproof way of cabling to Havana, but the censorship hazards were too great.
In one kind the idea is to save words—in telegraphing or cabling.
I am cabling to Morrison at Ottawa, that I am available either as combatant or medical if they need me.
It practises the art of cabling—with Mr. Chamberlain for preference.
The District Attorney declared his intention of cabling a command to hold her for examination at Alexandria.
Advising my family from Liverpool of my intentions, and cabling him at the same time, I sailed.
Why, who ever heard of a code book for cabling on baby business?
They had thought that Foxham was cabling, and had accordingly refused to be taken in.
Up to the last moment in July, 1914, he was cabling his New York partner that there would probably be no hostilities.
We find him cabling an offer of his services as a mediator on August 3rd.
c.1200, from Old North French cable, from Medieval Latin capulum "lasso, rope, halter for cattle," from Latin capere "to take, seize" (see capable). Technically, in nautical use, a rope 10 or more inches around; in non-nautical use, a rope of wire (not hemp or fiber). Given a new range of senses in 19c.: Meaning "message received by telegraphic cable" is from 1883 (short for cable message). Cable car is from 1879. Cable television first attested 1963; shortened form cable is from 1972.
c.1500, "to tie up with cables;" 1871, American English, "to transmit by cable;" from cable (n.). Related: Cabled; cabling.