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telephone exchange

a telecommunications facility to which subscribers' telephones connect, that switches calls among subscribers or to other exchanges for further routing. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This message was delivered in Chinese to the man at the telephone exchange, and the poor boy was forced to counterfeit my voice.

    The City in the Clouds C. Ranger Gull
  • The telephone exchange was one of the largest buildings in town.

    The Young Railroaders Francis Lovell Coombs
  • But I can easily find out from the telephone exchange where the call came from.

    The Mystery of the Downs John R. Watson
  • There are no nights, nor Sundays, nor holidays in a telephone exchange.

    What eight million women want Rheta Childe Dorr
  • Leaving the ladies where they had first met them, the boys raced to the telephone exchange.

    The Motor Boat Club in Florida H. Irving Hancock
  • For I'd wandered downstairs, in my loneliness, to talk to the girl in the telephone exchange.

    Miss Million's Maid Bertha Ruck
  • There were two theaters in the quarter, a number of rich joss houses, three newspapers and a Chinese telephone exchange.

  • The device corresponds to the telephone exchange or the telegraph switch-board.

  • Telegraphy also offers employment for girls, but not to the same extent as the telephone exchange.

    The Canadian Girl at Work Marjory MacMurchy
  • Fergusson remained for a full hour and a half at the telephone exchange, anxiously awaiting any further corroboration.

    The Invasion William Le Queux

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