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noun
Phone  n.  
1.
An instrument that converts sound into signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds; a telephone; as, I talked to him on the phone.
Synonyms: telephone, telephone set.
2.
(Phonetics) An individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language. A speech sound.
Synonyms: speech sound, sound.
3.
A device for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear.
Synonyms: earearpiece, headphone, phone.






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"Phone" Quotes from Famous Books



... the youth, "only I don't get much spare time. The doctor's terrible busy. Since we got the phone in, it's ringing all the time! But I guess I can slip over to Mrs. Coombe's or if I see Jane I can ...
— Up the Hill and Over • Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

... sat at work in my chambers, with the throb of busy Fleet Street and its thousand familiar sounds floating in to me through the open windows, my phone bell rang. ...
— The Quest of the Sacred Slipper • Sax Rohmer

... some hint as to the secret of the abiding popularity of his own compositions and transcripts but—as those who know him are aware—Kreisler has all the modesty of the truly great. He merely smiled and said: "Frankly, I don't know." But Mr. Winternitz' comment (when a 'phone call had taken Kreisler from the room for a moment) was, "It is the touch given by his accompaniments that adds so much: a harmonic treatment so rich in design and coloring, and so varied that melodies were never ...
— Violin Mastery - Talks with Master Violinists and Teachers • Frederick H. Martens

... breakfast. Well, he had called; he had done the just and expected thing; he had held his face through it all; but he was tired after a night of much thought and little sleep. Possibly he might not have to call again for a full week. If 'phone messages or letters came, he would take ...
— Bertram Cope's Year • Henry Blake Fuller

... Peabody, "I'm expecting a 'phone call from him any moment. I told him this morning that he might be able to ...
— A Gentleman from Mississippi • Thomas A. Wise

... fair beats me, too!" said Merriton, in a shocked voice, beginning mechanically to struggle into his clothes. "One of you might 'phone the police—though what they'll be able to do for us I don't know. It's a one-horse show in the village, and the chap who's chief constable was the fellow who told me of the other man that disappeared, and seemed quite ...
— The Riddle of the Frozen Flame • Mary E. Hanshew

... not even seen you for a whole week," she complained, getting in beside him, "and your phone is always busy in the evening. Of course no one can get you during the day. And I do want to know how the team is. Oh! do tell me they are fit for the game of their lives! ...
— To Him That Hath - A Novel Of The West Of Today • Ralph Connor

... son," said Endicott as he hung up the receiver and whirled around from the 'phone. "You're to present yourself at the office as soon as you are free. This is the address"—hurriedly scribbling something on a card ...
— Lo, Michael! • Grace Livingston Hill

... to drive home," he said, "we'll have to phone to the Durham House for a hack." He brooded awhile, Jill remaining silent at his side, loath to break in upon whatever secret sorrow he was wrestling with. "That would be a dollar," he went on. "They're robbers in these ...
— The Little Warrior - (U.K. Title: Jill the Reckless) • P. G. Wodehouse

... trembling in the air, while each was, in a measure, stalling it off, so that they might the more voluptuously and sentimentally enjoy it when it came, they were permanently interrupted by a twenty-minute phone call for Betty from a garrulous aunt. At the end of eighteen minutes Perry Parkhurst, urged on by pride and suspicion and injured dignity, put on his long fur coat, picked up his light brown soft hat, ...
— Tales of the Jazz Age • F. Scott Fitzgerald

... and I are going ranching and we haven't time for booze any more, but you go on down to the Kenora and tell Charlie Mack to give you a couple of rounds each at my expense. I'll 'phone him as soon ...
— The Spoilers of the Valley • Robert Watson

... lesson. And you've worried all of us. Miss Valdes has called up two or three times a day on the phone and sent a messenger over every evening to find out ...
— A Daughter of the Dons - A Story of New Mexico Today • William MacLeod Raine

... home, I thought over what I'd heard. All I had learned was that the Air Force seemed divided. But that could be a smoke screen. In less than twenty-four hours, I received my first suspicious tip. It was about ten A.M. when my phone rang. ...
— The Flying Saucers are Real • Donald Keyhoe

... angry male voice snarled out of the earpiece at me. I began to apologize profusely but the other guy slammed the phone down on the hook hard enough ...
— Highways in Hiding • George Oliver Smith

... believe it if you had heard him laugh over the 'phone just now when I told him to bring his straw ...
— Five Thousand an Hour - How Johnny Gamble Won the Heiress • George Randolph Chester

... said; the party embarked, and Skylark Two shot upward. Seaton flipped a phone set over his head ...
— Skylark Three • Edward Elmer Smith

... had exclaimed, as I burst into the laboratory in response to a hurried message, "here's where I need your help. You know all about moving pictures, so—if you'll phone your city editor and ask him to let you cover a case for the Star we'll just about catch a train at One Hundred ...
— The Film Mystery • Arthur B. Reeve

... I can think of," said her mother, humbly and timidly, "is phone the Sinclairs as I originally ...
— Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise • David Graham Phillips

... Clarendon public 'phone, but I am going over to the Argus office. I'll let you know when I ...
— The Grafters • Francis Lynde

... "By phone or radio, I presume," said Artur. "We are in communication with the frontier by both methods, and the signal of the lights has been arranged for generations. In the day, all lights were to flash on three times; at night, they were to be ...
— The God in the Box • Sewell Peaslee Wright

... we don't call it a telephone any more. The word telephone struck me as being a misnomer. You don't tell the 'phone anything when you talk into it. You tell the person at the other end of the line, and so, I changed its name to the Municipaphone, which shows that it's a 'phone that belongs to the City. Just to sort of moralise the thing I had the mouth-piece changed ...
— Alice in Blunderland - An Iridescent Dream • John Kendrick Bangs

... from a trend of profitless conjecture when shortly after breakfast time my 'phone bell rang. It was the editor of the Planet, to whom I had been indebted for a number of special commissions—including my fascinating quest of the Giant Gnu, which, generally supposed to be extinct, was reported by certain natives and others to survive ...
— The Green Eyes of Bast • Sax Rohmer

... his son Rodrik appeared in it, with Snooks, the little red hound, squirming excitedly in the Crown Prince's arms. The dog began barking at once, and the boy called through the phone: ...
— Ministry of Disturbance • Henry Beam Piper

... his own breathing pretty soon," he said. Presently he suggested: "Better fetch Hilliard now. And have him 'phone Doc Crandall to come to Kiska's house in Little Poland. I'll take Kiska home in my rig when his bellows gets ...
— The Henchman • Mark Lee Luther

... in all right! Don't you worry! Or if I don't I'll call the old boy up on the phone and pass the time of day. Well, I rather think I'll be popping off and getting that bit ...
— Something New • Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

... Willy. Just that there's people somewhere besides here on Earth, and they called us on the phone." ...
— Master of None • Lloyd Neil Goble

... designated one of its members to act on the committee. I had Mr. Ellsworth on the phone this morning and told him he'd have to represent the scouts. He said he'd do no such thing—that ...
— Tom Slade with the Colors • Percy K. Fitzhugh

... Holmes," said Martin. "The 'phone message was that a man had found a fur coat and a gold-mounted stick under some bushes by the left bank of the Seine four hundred metres down stream. He was apparently some sort of workman, and explained that he had no wish to be mixed up with the police. On the other hand, he felt he had ...
— Swirling Waters • Max Rittenberg

... not. We went to the two connecting rooms in the tower of the hotel which Alan and Babs had engaged. We inquired with half a dozen phone-calls. No one had seen or heard from her. The Quebec police were sending a man up to ...
— Astounding Stories, March, 1931 • Various

... to live again! I'd know far better than to die; You'd never hear me once complain, Could I but see the good old sky, For here they work me to the bone; "Rest!"—don't believe it! Well, good-by! That's Patience Worth there on the phone! ...
— A Jongleur Strayed - Verses on Love and Other Matters Sacred and Profane • Richard Le Gallienne

... those hoboes, or yeggs, thought they'd find money in the safe, and had their trouble for their pains, my father has been mighty careful how he leaves the office unfastened. He couldn't see this man, Hans Waggoner, who used to work for us, but talked with him over the 'phone, and told him I'd be there to meet him, and let him in. That's all there is to ...
— The Banner Boy Scouts Afloat • George A. Warren

... Bill. I'll go gather up the Bohunks and start. You better 'phone up to Pinnacle that Casey's on the road—and tell 'em he says it's his road's long's he's on it. They'll know ...
— Casey Ryan • B. M. Bower

... Tempie from the hall, "Miss Phoebe is holdin' the phone fer you. She's at Mis' Cantrell's and she wants ter speak ...
— Andrew the Glad • Maria Thompson Daviess

... lie—a lie, I tell you!" the woman shrilled at him. "I did telephone my house, and I talked to Junior, when the maid put him up to the phone.... You can ask her yourself, ...
— Murder at Bridge • Anne Austin

... The phone rings and my little Nancy Lou's voice says, "Daddy, will you please bring me a pencil and a tablet with ...
— Evening Round Up - More Good Stuff Like Pep • William Crosbie Hunter

... [Greek: kai peri dikaiosunes, hes ho nomos eireken, akoloutha heurisketai kai ta ton propheton kai ton euangelion echein, dia to tous pantas pneumatophorous heni pneumati theou lelalekenai]; III. 13: [Greek: ho hagios logos—he euangelios phone].; III. 14: [Greek: Esaias—to de euangelion—ho theios logos]. The latter formula is not a quotation of Epistles of Paul viewed as canonical, but of a divine command found in the Old Testament and given in Pauline ...
— History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7) • Adolph Harnack

... telephone?" asked Tom, anxious to change the subject, for he saw that Ray was much affected. "If you have, we can 'phone for the authorities to call for our friend here," and he nodded at the tramp who, bound, ...
— Tom Fairfield's Pluck and Luck • Allen Chapman

... believe we need fear any trouble there. Frank, you call us up on the 'phone in about an hour, and if everything's lovely and the goose hangs high we'll meet at my house and make definite arrangements," said Will, whose mother was a well-to-do widow, and seldom refused her idolized ...
— The Outdoor Chums - The First Tour of the Rod, Gun and Camera Club • Captain Quincy Allen

... very forgetful!" my friend continued. "You know we can no longer trust the 'phone. I have to leave certain instructions for ...
— The Hand Of Fu-Manchu - Being a New Phase in the Activities of Fu-Manchu, the Devil Doctor • Sax Rohmer

... successful as ever. All the glory of war, as Mr. JORROCKS observed in his lecture, with one-half per cent. of its danger. Under command of Major TULLY. For seats, apply per Tully-phone. ...
— Punch Volume 102, May 28, 1892 - or the London Charivari • Various

... yet, sir," he had the wit to say. "In fact, I'm walking in to Boston, and may not be home to dinner. Perhaps you'll tell Mrs. Temple so when you go in. Then I sha'n't have to 'phone her." ...
— The Street Called Straight • Basil King

... the phone when there was a pounding on the door. He opened it and saw six state troopers and four important-looking gentlemen in civilian dress. A trooper who looked as though he might be ...
— The Shining Cow • Alex James

... only guide, philosopher and friend you've got who has the courage to tell you a few home truths. Say, Jermyn, d'y'know why I finally consented to come on this crazy cruise, anyway? Because Nina got me on the phone while you were hammering away at me at the club and ordered me to go right along with you and see you didn't do any dam foolishness. Oh, she's got me to heel right enough. Well! I guess I'll turn in and get to sleep before those fool engines start chump-chumping under ...
— The Shadow of the East • E. M. Hull

... one evening, I received a phone call from George. "Come over and have a few drinks," he said. "We'll have a party! Helen's changed. You should ...
— Compatible • Richard R. Smith

... you to the hotel," Brian promised. "They'll know there about the hospitals. And if the Prefet's still up, he'll phone for us ...
— Everyman's Land • C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

... stage. The audience expects it. When the villain kidnaps little Effie you have to make her mother claw some chunks out of the atmosphere, and scream: "Me chee-ild, me chee-ild!" What she would actually do would be to call up the police by 'phone, ring for some strong tea, and get the little darling's photo out, ready for the reporters. When you get your villain in a corner—a stage corner—it's all right for him to clap his hand to his forehead and hiss: "All is lost!" Off the stage he would remark: "This is a conspiracy ...
— Waifs and Strays - Part 1 • O. Henry

... Irwin," she said. "I've bothered you enough. Let me use your 'phone, please, and I'll try ...
— Moon-Face and Other Stories • Jack London

... over the phone, and ascending to the tenth floor they followed a winding corridor and knocked at 1088. The door was answered by a middle-aged ...
— The Beautiful and Damned • F. Scott Fitzgerald

... added others. Each of their customers wished to be able to talk to every one else. And so, having undertaken to give telephone service, they presently found themselves battling with the most intricate and baffling engineering problem of modern times—the construction around the tele-phone of such a mechanism as would bring ...
— The History of the Telephone • Herbert N. Casson

... and Costigan cut in Clio's phone and came over to the seat upon which she was reclining, white and stricken—worn out by the horrible and terrifying ordeals of the last few hours. As he seated himself beside her she blushed vividly, but her deep blue eyes met his gray ...
— Triplanetary • Edward Elmer Smith

... Leslie Manor? Good! And Ath's going to Kilton Hall? Oh, splendid! You'll be down on the three o'clock train? Meet you? Of course. Yes, I'll tell the boys. Mother sends love? Give her ours and tell her we are all right and have been as good as gold. Good-by!" and the phone was hung up with a snap as Beverly spun round and catching the one nearest at hand who happened to be Archie, turkey trotted him the length of the big hall before ...
— A Dixie School Girl • Gabrielle E. Jackson

... Bob and Wolf to Glen Ellen. Hegan he surprised by asking him to look up the deed of the Glen Ellen ranch and make out a new one in Dede Mason's name. "Who?" Hegan demanded. "Dede Mason," Daylight replied imperturbably the 'phone must be indistinct this morning. "D-e-d-e ...
— Burning Daylight • Jack London

... as much himself. He had already been called to the phone several times since arriving home after his seven-mile spin. Once it had been Claude's mother, begging him to be sure and call at her house early in the morning, because she wanted to have a good, long, earnest talk with him about Claude's future; and also to let him know how brimful of ...
— The Chums of Scranton High on the Cinder Path • Donald Ferguson

... D. H. Q. and called the colonel to the phone. After a few minutes' conversation, the O. ...
— The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land • Ralph Connor

... my father's,' said Sarah hastily; but, though her face fell a little, she continued, 'We shall have to ask his leave. I'll ask mother to 'phone to him.' ...
— Sarah's School Friend • May Baldwin

... to Mrs. Mains over the phone. She's going to a Christian Science lecture to-night, and she said she wished I wasn't a minister's daughter and she'd ask me to go along. I told her I didn't care to, but said you twins would enjoy it. She'll be here in the car for you at ...
— Prudence Says So • Ethel Hueston

... roared the voice over the 'phone. "Here we are, with plenty of money and not a relation on earth but you to leave it to. You belong to us by rights. We'd be tickled to death to have you, and for you to have what's left of the money when we get through with it. May I come after you? Say ...
— Her Father's Daughter • Gene Stratton-Porter

... The first trans-Atlantic cable (1858) annihilated the water barrier to thought. The telephone (1876) and the wireless (1896) brought the more remote parts of each country and of the world within easy reach of the centers of civilization, while the radio-phone (1921) enables millions to sit around a common table for thought, instruction or enjoyment. The camera (1802) supplemented by the moving picture process (1890) has enabled those who do not read to secure information that was formerly reserved for the learned and the ...
— The Next Step - A Plan for Economic World Federation • Scott Nearing

... around to the gate, or hop over the fence here. We'll go up to my room and take a look over the stuff that I expect to pack out of Lenox Monday A. M. I want to ask your opinion about several things, and was thinking of calling you up on the 'phone when I heard you ...
— The Boy Scouts of Lenox - Or The Hike Over Big Bear Mountain • Frank V. Webster

... seems to have made these men crazy. I never saw such strange behavior in all my life. (The telephone-bell rings.) What can that be? (Goes to 'phone, which stands just outside parlor door.) Hello! What? Yes, this is 1181—yes. Who are you? What? Emma? Oh dear, I'm so glad! Are you alive? Where are you? What? Where? The police-station! (Turning from telephone.) Thaddeus, ...
— The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces • John Kendrick Bangs

... my dear?" asked Aunt Caroline opening the door. "Oh yes, I see that he is. Benis, you are wanted on the 'phone. If you would take my advice, which you never do, you would have an extension placed in this room. Then you could always just answer and save Olive a great deal of bother. Not that I think maids ought to mind being bothered. They never did in my time. But it would be quite simple for you, when you ...
— The Window-Gazer • Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

... was broken by Oliver, who came in to ask him if he wished to go to meet her. "Those Southern trains are always several hours late," he said. "I told my man to go over and 'phone me." ...
— The Moneychangers • Upton Sinclair

... guess you know him. My mister was in to dinner a while ago and he said it went over the 'phone at Risser's and Jacob Risser told him that Caleb Warner of Greenwald was dead. It was from gas or something funny like that. It's the Warner that sold that oil stock and gold ...
— Patchwork - A Story of 'The Plain People' • Anna Balmer Myers

... Sinclair?" Jasper asked. "She should be told of her father's illness. I was planning to phone to her when we get hack to Creekdale. She could arrange for a nurse to come by train, and I could meet her at the station. This is Christmas Day and I'm afraid it will be difficult to get a nurse to come on go short a notice. She would have to come on the suburban this evening, ...
— Under Sealed Orders • H. A. Cody

... I ought to call you up but over the 'phone is just nix for explanations as Mama and Aunt Jess would hear everything and thought I might seem cold to you not saying anything sweet on account of them listening and you would wonder why I was so cold when telling ...
— Ramsey Milholland • Booth Tarkington

... The phone clicked. Rhoda put it down and went back to the sofa. As she sank to the floor, Frank Corson looked at ...
— Ten From Infinity • Paul W. Fairman

... her, please," he said. A moment later, he recognized the voice of Mrs. Morton over the 'phone. ...
— The Film of Fear • Arnold Fredericks

... offices are at Blake City. That's only about twenty miles. You could save time by talking over the 'phone." ...
— Calumet "K" • Samuel Merwin and Henry Kitchell Webster

... his phone, then dropped his hands on his desk. "I'd like to ask you a question," he said. "Perhaps it's presumptuous, but I'm rather curious about the ... er, last workings of our government. Tell me, don't you really have room for our inmates? You haven't told us how many ...
— Criminal Negligence • Jesse Francis McComas

... Turning to the phone on his desk the chief now started to call up several of the neighboring towns. Some were only six or eight miles away, while others might be double ...
— The Aeroplane Boys on the Wing - Aeroplane Chums in the Tropics • John Luther Langworthy

... danced out into the hallway, switching on lights wherever he could find a button to press. Presently he located the phone in a secluded alcove and slumped down on a divan with the instrument in ...
— Officer 666 • Barton W. Currie

... I see such a lassie,' was his remark. 'She has the gift of the real nurse in her.—But, Miss Hollyhock,' he continued, 'you must not be tied to this sickroom all day. I must 'phone to Edinburgh and get a nurse to attend to the ...
— Hollyhock - A Spirit of Mischief • L. T. Meade

... time in getting the proprietor of the garage at Wellsville on the long distance phone. When she returned this time she was entirely cheerful again. "He says there's another trunk just like it in the garage," she said. "He didn't know whom it belonged to. I told him to send it to us by express and it will be here in the ...
— The Campfire Girls Go Motoring • Hildegard G. Frey

... morning came a belated 'phone message from Herr Deichenberg, accepting on the part of him and Frau Deichenberg, the kind invitation extended by Aunt Betty to gather around the festive Christmas board. It had been necessary to postpone two lessons, the music ...
— Dorothy's Triumph • Evelyn Raymond

... storage/production facilities of a rogue state. - Selectively target rogue terrorist leaders as was apparently done by the Russians in Chechnya recently when they killed the top rebel leader by detecting and homing in on his satellite phone conversation (helicopter rocket attack). - Stop, divert, capture the cash flow ...
— Shock and Awe - Achieving Rapid Dominance • Harlan K. Ullman and James P. Wade

... coldly, to 'phone for his solicitor at nine o'clock this morning, and then fell back, and was asleep again almost immediately. The solicitor came, and was with him for nearly an hour. He sent for one of his clerks, and they both went away at half-past ten. Uncle has been in a sort of ...
— Brood of the Witch-Queen • Sax Rohmer

... improved, particularly in Tashkent and Samarqand, under contracts with prominent companies in industrialized countries; moreover, by 1998, six cellular networks had been placed in operation - four of the GSM type (Global System for Mobile Communication), one D-AMPS type (Digital Advanced Mobile Phone System), and one AMPS type (Advanced Mobile Phone System) international: linked by landline or microwave radio relay with CIS member states and to other countries by leased connection via the Moscow international ...
— The 2002 CIA World Factbook • US Government

... think I'll just 'phone up to the office to see if Gussie's there," Grace said. "I don't see the fun of being kept in the dark like this. I should like to know what's going on, and ...
— A Sheaf of Corn • Mary E. Mann

... replied Mrs. Merrill, "but she used to sew cards and she loved doing it too. Only that was so long ago you know nothing about it. I remember that just the other day I saw some pretty picture sewing cards at the store; I'll go right to the phone and order some for you." And she hurried off to get the order in ...
— Mary Jane: Her Book • Clara Ingram Judson

... flung them back a message yet more mazy To say we weren't unravelling their own, And marked it urgent, and designed That it should reach them while they dined. All night they toiled, till half the crowd were crazy And bade us breathe its burthen o'er the 'phone. * * * * * But now they want it back—and it is missing! And shall one patriot heart withhold a throb? For four high officers have been here, hissing, And plainly panicky about their job. I know they think some dark, deluded ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Sept. 12, 1917 • Various

... I am writing you to let you know that there is 15 or 20 familys wants to come up there at once but cant come on account of money to come with and we cant phone you here we will be killed they dont want us to leave here & say if we dont go to war and fight for our country they are going to kill us and wants to get away if we can if you send 20 passes there is no doubt that every one of us will com at once, ...
— The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919 • Various

... you can take off your sackcloth and ashes and phone Ralph at his hotel to come back here to-morrow. ...
— The Moon out of Reach • Margaret Pedler

... which express a scientific idea, the word "phonetic" is of Greek origin. It means the "science of the sound which is made by our speech." You have seen the Greek word "phone," which means the voice, before. It occurs in our word "telephone," the machine which carries the voice ...
— Ancient Man - The Beginning of Civilizations • Hendrik Willem Van Loon

... "'Phone if you are going to, and don't be always slipping sentiment into a business proposition," She affected to look ...
— The Penalty • Gouverneur Morris

... solicitors over the 'phone just now," answered Spargo. "They've every confidence about it. In fact, it's possible it may be made this afternoon. In that case, the opening will be ...
— The Middle Temple Murder • J.S. Fletcher

... one could recognize the skipper even inside space armor. But Baird felt sick. He saw Taine received, still screaming, and carried into the lock. The skipper growled an infuriated demand for details. His space phone had come on, too, when its air supply began. Baird explained, his ...
— The Aliens • Murray Leinster

... arms at the sides. The smaller dots grew into personal armor—egg-shaped things that sprouted arms and grab-hooks and pushers in all directions. The man with the grizzled beard began talking rapidly into his hand-phone, then hung it up. There was a series of bumps, and the armor-tender, weightless on contragravity, shook as the handling-machine ...
— Ullr Uprising • Henry Beam Piper

... go all the same. We have visitors coming. I shall run in again to-morrow. Be sure and 'phone me if there is anything I can do for you." She kissed Lorraine, and turned to Hermon. "Good-bye. Don't display all your best allurements to Lorraine this evening, because she isn't strong enough for it. Remember my unhappy plight, and let one victim satisfy ...
— Winding Paths • Gertrude Page

... suspense for the parents and friends of the missing girls. The aid of the police was called in, but they could find no clue. Early on the morning of the fourth day Mrs. Evans was called to the phone and was overjoyed to hear Gladys's voice on the wire. She and Nyoda were at a house on the lake shore and would be home soon. There was a happy home-coming that morning. Nyoda and Gladys told the almost unbelievable ...
— The Camp Fire Girls at School • Hildegard G. Frey

... 'phone or I'll go over there on the next boat and kill you, you damned idiot," shrieked Peck. "Tell him his store is ...
— The Go-Getter • Peter B. Kyne

... me River 2540. Is this River 2540? Is Mr. Stafford there? Please tell him that Mr. Gillie wishes to talk to him. Yes, his brother-in-law, Mr. Gillie! Is that you, Mr. Stafford? This is Jimmie! No, not James—just Jimmie! Virgie told me to 'phone and ask you to come for her. Yes—that's it—I guess she can't stand being separated from you any longer. All ...
— Bought and Paid For - From the Play of George Broadhurst • Arthur Hornblow

... Mr. Burroughs," cried Grace excitedly. "'Phone the livery and tell them that I'm here. Then listen to me, for I've walked all the way from Forest Park and there's no ...
— Grace Harlowe's Junior Year at High School - Or, Fast Friends in the Sororities • Jessie Graham Flower

... nombre. The b makes no part of the original word, but has been inserted for the sake of euphony; or, to speak more properly, by a euphonic process. The word euphony is derived from [Greek: eu] (well), and [Greek: phone] ...
— A Handbook of the English Language • Robert Gordon Latham

... the letter and called in his private secretary. "McMurray, get Canon City on the 'phone and find out if a man called David Sanders was released from the penitentiary there lately. If so, what was he in for? Describe the man to the warden: under twenty-five, tall, straight as an Indian, strongly built, looks at you level and ...
— Gunsight Pass - How Oil Came to the Cattle Country and Brought a New West • William MacLeod Raine

... me," replied the Little Butte agent, who was not of those who go out of their way to borrow trouble. Then, suddenly: "Hold the 'phone a minute; the despatcher's calling me, ...
— The Taming of Red Butte Western • Francis Lynde

... Everything's upset. The flat's going to be closed, and Laurencine and, I will have to leave to-morrow. It's most frightfully annoying. We've got the box all right, and Everard's coming, and you must make the fourth. We must have a fourth. Laurencine's here at the phone, and she says the same ...
— The Roll-Call • Arnold Bennett

... General Assembly further focused attention on that region when on 28 February 1967 it called on the Secretary of Defense to end housing discrimination for all military personnel in the state.[23-88] On the night of 21 June, Gerhard Gesell received an unexpected phone call: there would be something in tomorrow's paper, Robert McNamara told him, that should be especially interesting to the judge.[23-89] And there was, indeed, on the front page. As of 1 July, all ...
— Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 • Morris J. MacGregor Jr.

... Herbert. "It isn't fair. If she'd said some salmon, or a lobster, or even a pound of sausages; or if she'd allowed me to 'phone for it. It's not as if I'd ever had any practice. It's not decent to start a beginner on ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 146., January 14, 1914 • Various

... up Governor's Island and get General Wood or his aide, Captain Dorey, on the phone. They sent me here. Ask them. I'm not picking out gun sites for the Germans; I'm picking out positions of defense for ...
— The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys • Richard Harding Davis

... the office of the City Editor, and Fred picked up his phone and dialed a number. He waited a moment and then the voice of Joan Drake came across ...
— The Monster • S. M. Tenneshaw

... extremely large room with the blue ceiling and intensely bright light (during the day) or black ceiling with lots of tiny night-lights (during the night) found outside all computer installations. "He can't come to the phone right now, he's somewhere out ...
— The Jargon File, Version 4.0.0

... sitting idly in the hammock which swung in the broad, awning-covered porch, the phone bell rang and Norma answered it. The message which reached her ear made her smile very happily, and she answered, "Oh, yes, indeed, we shall be delighted to go, and thank you for both of us ever and ever so much. ...
— The King's Daughter and Other Stories for Girls • Various

... got our digestive tracts emptied and went in to town, where I could use a phone that didn't go through a military switch-board, and I put through a call to Allan Hartley, President Hartley's son. He owes us a break, after the work we did in Puerto Rico. I told him all I wanted was some information to help clear ourselves, and he told me to wait a half an hour ...
— The Mercenaries • Henry Beam Piper

... Your Aunt persuaded him to come into the house—and he rushed for the 'phone. I think he guessed we had been lying ...
— The First Man • Eugene O'Neill

... if, perhaps, you'd go round and see her, old chap," Jimmy jerked out then. "She likes you. Of course, you needn't say you'd seen me. Couldn't you 'phone up or something? Get her to go out. . . . She'll die if ...
— The Second Honeymoon • Ruby M. Ayres

... that is the high frequency oscillating currents which are set up in the oscillation circuits or (b) it will amplify the audio frequency currents, that is, the low frequency alternating currents that flow through the head phone circuit. ...
— The Radio Amateur's Hand Book • A. Frederick Collins

... a nice convenient name," pleaded Allan. "Joy, I have to waste most of the morning talking over the long-distance 'phone to my lawyer. I shall spend an hour discussing leases, and two more bullying him and his wife into coming out to visit us. You will readily see that I can't entertain my new-found soulmate at the same time. I don't ...
— The Wishing-Ring Man • Margaret Widdemer

... "Why didn't you 'phone a fellow to stop over to lunch?" he asked, suddenly assuming a jovial manner which their acquaintance did not warrant. "We country folk don't ...
— The Common Law • Robert W. Chambers

... said, reddening a little, "I was just in time to 'phone the story in for the last edition. I called the doctor first, though, Lester—you must give me credit for that! And it was a ...
— The Gloved Hand • Burton E. Stevenson

... a call from him on the 'phone an hour ago," he answered. "He spoke of a busy day ahead, and suggested an early start. There are some men, Harrow, who find rest simply in changing the ...
— Destiny • Charles Neville Buck

... own office ten minutes before time for the next class. Marjorie was typing something for Pottgeiter; he merely nodded to her, and picked up the phone. The call would have to go through the school exchange, and he had a suspicion that Whitburn kept a check on outside calls. That might not hurt any, ...
— The Edge of the Knife • Henry Beam Piper

... boy brought him his share of the mail from the back office, and in ten minutes he was deeply absorbed in sorting the "daily reports" from the various agencies. He worked steadily, interrupted by an occasional phone call, an order from the chief clerk, the arrival and departure of business associates and clients. Above the hum of subdued office conversation the click of typewriting machines and the incessant buzzing of the desk telephones, ...
— Broken to the Plow • Charles Caldwell Dobie

... wrinkle and crease and deform the suit that it becomes unwearable, and the man might as conveniently and more prudently go about in shirt and drawers. Should he present himself in it requesting a job from some virtuous citizen, the latter is less likely to grant it than to step to the 'phone and call up the police station. "There's a suspicious character here—better look him over!" The officer looks him over accordingly, and either advises him to betake himself promptly elsewhere, or, if a crime happen to have been committed ...
— The Subterranean Brotherhood • Julian Hawthorne

... service were printed in gilt letters. "Dudley Eames, Rector," he read in a low tone. "Strange I never can remember that man's name, when Stuart is always quoting him. They are both great golf players, and were eternally making engagements with each other over the phone, when I was here last summer. I heard it often enough to remember ...
— The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware • Annie Fellows Johnston

... a vision-phone circuit between Chicago and Los Angeles was unusable for ten minutes. The same meaningless picture-pattern and the same preposterous noises came on and monopolized the line. It ceased when a repeater-tube went out ...
— The Machine That Saved The World • William Fitzgerald Jenkins

... forgive you, but I imagine it will take more than that to make your peace with your wife! It would if you were my husband. 'Phone me about Sunday. Perhaps Mrs. Graham can come over after dinner ...
— Revelations of a Wife - The Story of a Honeymoon • Adele Garrison

... Temple," cut in the older man at this point. "If your father is there, please put him on the phone. I'd like ...
— The Radio Boys on the Mexican Border • Gerald Breckenridge

... tea-room, but she had hardly touched a mouthful when she remembered there was a girl from out of town who had come in to spend a month doing nothing and had to be helped, but though she rushed to the 'phone she couldn't get her friend before it was time to catch her suburban train home; in order to do which she jumped into the station 'bus, only to remember she had forgotten to buy a ribbon for her Siamese costume for the Benefit Ball; but it was too ...
— Stories from Everybody's Magazine • 1910 issues of Everybody's Magazine

... in expectation of the promise from H.Q. that they would 'phone to us when it was decided at what hour we were to start. No message came during the day, then after 9 p.m. an officer came in from our Brigade H.Q., saying they were wondering at the boat "why the ...
— The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde" • George Davidson

... difficult to phone," he said slowly, as if measuring his words. "You have given me a son. That ...
— The Calm Man • Frank Belknap Long

... the phone had failed to call her once, and not one of all her friends had dropped in, Hazel twisted her chair so that she could stare at the image of herself ...
— North of Fifty-Three • Bertrand W. Sinclair

... and early the next morning everybody started to work. Mr. Merrill went down town to meet the moving men he had engaged by 'phone and Mrs. Merrill and the two girls put aprons and cleaning rags and soap, all of which they had brought in their small trunk, into a little grip and went ...
— Mary Jane's City Home • Clara Ingram Judson

... I was in the midst of packing when the television phone called me. The jovial features of "Dutch" Higgins, my one-time college room-mate and now one of the much-maligned engineers of the Undersea Tube, smiled back at me from ...
— The Undersea Tube • L. Taylor Hansen

... fire department," said the elder and smarter looking of the pair, civilly, yet with a certain grimness. "I guess you know that well enough. We've been sent here on a hurry call on your 'phone to the police—a girl supposed to be detained in the house against her will." And keen eyes took in the details ...
— Winnie Childs - The Shop Girl • C. N. Williamson

... you what I'll do!" Bob exclaimed. "I'll get the prison to-morrow on the long distance 'phone and ask them about Cassey. I'll tell them all about this radio message, and it may be a valuable tip to them. They may be able to locate the station from which the messages come, if there are any more ...
— The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice - or, Solving a Wireless Mystery • Allen Chapman

... partner in Browne, Saxe and Einstein—on the 'phone, and said: "Just see and tell me, will you, what is the 'bill defining the power of sundry commissions'—the bill the ...
— The Deluge • David Graham Phillips

... street. You see, you play it this way. A guy comes up and blows a horn in your ear. You swat the horn quickly on the end with your hand. If the guy swallows more than half the horn you win and are allowed to 'phone for the ambulance. But that was only a prelude to the main event. Ah, me! I blush to chronicle it. There were so many shows in town that the supply of college students didn't come up to the demand, and as me and the ...
— The Sorrows of a Show Girl • Kenneth McGaffey

... glad the little rabbit lost only the fur tip to his tail. That was bad enough, but he forgot all about it the next morning when the Squirrel Brothers invited him over the 'phone to meet them at the Shady Forest Pond. He spent no time at all getting out his skates, but his mother took two minutes and a half tying a woolen muffler around his neck. She knew, like all wise mothers, that it's lots more fun to skate when one is ...
— Little Jack Rabbit and the Squirrel Brothers • David Cory

... I took jus' now! Talked to old Sudden over the 'phone, stalling along like I was the kid. Got away with it, at that. ...
— Skyrider • B. M. Bower

... a small shack a few yards back from the canal. There was a stove in the shack and Stan edged close to it. The officer stepped to a wall phone and put through, a call. He talked quite a while and finally began to laugh loudly. After he hung up ...
— A Yankee Flier Over Berlin • Al Avery

... he faltered weakly. "You're right. It's a fake. There's no mark on it. Ring, Grant! Ring that bell for the detective. The 'phone—quick—and call headquarters! We'll put somebody on their track as fast as ever we can." Then, turning to Christopher, he shouted accusingly, "Why in the deuce didn't you sing out before they got away? And where were you, anyhow, that you ...
— Christopher and the Clockmakers • Sara Ware Bassett

... it came to being a silly ass, he was a plus-four man, while my handicap was about six. Why, if I wanted him to dine with me, I used to post him a letter at the beginning of the week, and then the day before send him a telegram and a phone-call on the day itself, and—half an hour before the time we'd fixed—a messenger in a taxi, whose business it was to see that he got in and that the chauffeur had the address all correct. By doing this I generally managed to get him, unless he had left ...
— My Man Jeeves • P. G. Wodehouse

... won't have any sheep for company. Up on Mount Hough you'll have to live in a little glass house about the size of this room, and do your cooking on an oil stove. Your work will be watching your district for fires, and reporting them here—by phone. There's a man up there now, but he doesn't want to stay. He's been hollering for some one to take his place. You're entitled to four days relief a month—when we send up a man to take your place. Aside from that you'll have to stay ...
— The Lookout Man • B. M. Bower

... sir. He had locked up for the day and gone home to his private house. They fetched him by 'phone. . . . I know, sir, having received instructions to pass him in: which I did, under escort. You needn't be anxious about him, if he's a friend ...
— Foe-Farrell • Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

... hearing aid, stethoscope. [distance within which direct hearing is possible] earshot, hearing distance, hearing, hearing range, sound, carrying distance. [devices for talking beyond hearing distance: list] telephone, phone, telephone booth, intercom, house phone, radiotelephone, radiophone, wireless, wireless telephone, mobile telephone, car radio, police radio, two-way radio, walkie-talkie [Mil.], handie-talkie, citizen's band, CB, amateur radio, ham radio, short-wave radio, police ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... into his engine phone. His flagship leaped away at full drive, while the enemy seemed to grow on the screen. Then it diminished as they began ...
— Victory • Lester del Rey

... said Fairy sternly, "for I said you would, and he's counting on it. He's going to phone you this afternoon and ask you himself. You've ...
— Prudence of the Parsonage • Ethel Hueston

... a little while and after Georgia had hung up the receiver she sat there looking straight into the phone—her face as dreamy as Georgia's freckled face well could be. "By Jinks,"—she was saying to herself—"it can be like that!" It was a most opportune time for the paper bag man to telephone. He wondered why her voice was so soft, and why there was not the usual plea about ...
— The Glory Of The Conquered • Susan Glaspell

... could look at that, and not go dreaming off into all sorts of fairy tales. It makes me so happy to think you care enough about our little library to give your own beautiful work. I wanted to go right down and hang it, but I called Polly up on the 'phone and she came over, and said I should keep it this evening to look at, and we'd hang it when Algernon comes back to-morrow. She is delighted, too, and Algernon will be, and he will send you a formal letter of thanks, but ...
— The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted • Katharine Ellis Barrett

... open windows he had heard the cry of the newsboy as the Press put the greatest scoop of all time on the street. The phone had rung like mad and George answered it. The doorbell buzzed repeatedly and George ushered in newspapermen who had asked innumerable questions, to which he had replied briefly, almost mechanically. The reporters had fought ...
— Hellhounds of the Cosmos • Clifford Donald Simak

... other room," said Mr. Sidney, "and meet the stenographers and the publicity man I was telling you about on the 'phone." ...
— The Job - An American Novel • Sinclair Lewis

... in Cairo—only been telephoned to—and she was not prepared for the fact that the telephone company was French. At the phone girl's "Numero?—Quel numero, s'il vous plait?" Jinny hastily choked back the English response and clutched violently ...
— The Fortieth Door • Mary Hastings Bradley

... I'm going to be a business man. Let me use your 'phone a minute." It was one of the many advantages of the delightfully informal Turkish alcove that it contained a telephone, and in two minutes Bobby had his tailors. "Make me two or three business suits," he ordered. "Regular ...
— The Making of Bobby Burnit - Being a Record of the Adventures of a Live American Young Man • George Randolph Chester

... the phone connecting with the crew's quarters. He hurriedly explained the situation to Jarl and instructed him to receive the boarding party at ...
— The Space Rover • Edwin K. Sloat

... Bud chuckled into the 'phone. "Not a chance in the world, chief. They'll be right there where I left 'em, unless some car comes along and gives 'em a tow. And if that happens you'll be able to trace 'em." He started to hang up, and added another bit of advice. "Say, chief, you better tell whoever ...
— Cabin Fever • B. M. Bower

... compose the staff of the profession, all condemned without trial to banishment,[5180] or to imprisonment, are arrested, take flight, conceal themselves, or keep silent. The only voice now heard in France is the mega-phone of ...
— The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 4 (of 6) - The French Revolution, Volume 3 (of 3) • Hippolyte A. Taine

... saying more gently: "Now, now! I won't deny you the luxury of worrying, Ma dear. That is a mother's divine prerogative, but rest assured Buddy sha'n't do himself any great harm. Now then, let's get to a long-distance phone." ...
— Flowing Gold • Rex Beach



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