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 Telamo’ns.Telem’achos. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Telegram.
 
Milking a telegram. A telegram is said to be “milked” when the message sent to a specific party is surreptitiously made use of by others.   1
        “They receive their telegrams in cipher to avoid the risk of their being ‘milked’ by rival journals.”—The Times, August 14th, 1869.
 


 Telamo’ns.Telem’achos. 

 
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