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Morse code   /mɔrs koʊd/   Listen
Morse code

A telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals).  Synonyms: international Morse code, Morse.

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"Morse code" Quotes from Famous Books

... Beginners' telegraph {367} instruments, to be used in learning the Morse code, may be secured through any electrical supply house. The instrument illustrated, ...
— Boy Scouts Handbook - The First Edition, 1911 • Boy Scouts of America

... the tripod, adjusting the lenses and mirrors in the sunlight. Then he began working them, and it was apparent that he was flashing light beams, using a Morse code. It ...
— The Romance of Elaine • Arthur B. Reeve

... was the signal. One of the little men got up and crawled forward to the door like a dog on his hands and knees. Then I heard a revolver click—a short pause, and the noise of a door being opened. Then there was a tap—tap—tap, like the Morse code being quietly played, and the revolver clicked down again. It was the right man. He, too, crawled in like a dog; got up painfully, as if he were very stiff, and silently began unloading. Then I understood why he was so stiff; he was loaded from top ...
— Indiscreet Letters From Peking • B. L. Putman Weale

... long appearances now? That would be O. Were these signs, expressed in ghostly strangeness, just the figments of Peter's excited imagination? Just the Morse Code haunting him and coloring his fancy? He put his finger on the black symbol on ...
— Pee-wee Harris on the Trail • Percy Keese Fitzhugh

... my home, some of our escort sent up smoke-signals to announce our approach—the old and wonderful "Morse code" of long puffs, short puffs, spiral puffs, and the rest; the variations being produced by damping down the fire or fires with green boughs. Yamba also sent up signals. The result was that crowds of my own people came ...
— The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont - as told by Himself • Louis de Rougemont

... tendency to fly to the top of the rocket and got a firm grip with one leg around the channel under the spacemonk, then he took the stethoscope bell and began to tap in Morse code: ...
— The Scarlet Lake Mystery • Harold Leland Goodwin

... starts the initial impulse of creation, is guided by Intelligent Selection. Now sounds, directed by purposeful intention, amount to Words, whether the words of some spoken language or the tapping of the Morse code—it is the meaning at the back of the sound that gives it verbal significance. It is for this reason, that the concentration of creative energy in particular areas, has from time immemorial been attributed to "The Word." The old Sanskrit books call this selective concentrative ...
— The Law and the Word • Thomas Troward

... not answer. The window of the office was slightly open, though the day was cool, and he was listening to the clicks of the telegraph instrument, as the operator sent Pete's message. Tom was familiar with the Morse code. What was his surprise to hear the message being sent to Andy Foger at a certain hotel in Chicago. And ...
— Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice • Victor Appleton

... new studies by letting one of his friends look after the newsboy work on the train for part of the trip, reserving to himself the run between Port Huron and Mount Clemens. That he was already well qualified as a beginner is evident from the fact that he had mastered the Morse code of the telegraphic alphabet, and was able to take to the station a neat little set of instruments he had just finished with his own hands at a gun-shop in Detroit. This was probably a unique achievement in itself among railway ...
— Edison, His Life and Inventions • Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin

Words linked to "Morse code" :   dah, dit, dash, Morse, code, dot

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