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Telephone Booth

Informal; a cubicle containing a telephone on the New York Stock Exchange. Member firms use these telephones to take orders for trade, which are then executed on the trading floor. Members then use the telephone booth to communicate the trade back to a client. With the advent of Blackberries and other personal digital devices, some members have begun using these instead of the telephone booths.

telephone booth

One of several telephone-containing cubicles located around the perimeter of the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Telephones in these booths are used by member firms to receive orders that are to be executed on the floor. Once the orders have been executed, the telephones are used to transmit information back to the members' offices.
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But it gave him at least a starting-point, and he forthwith commenced his quest of the telephone.
Hubbard--to become Bell's chief spokesman and defender, a true apostle of the telephone.
The telephone card was not on its hook; it was on the floor.
It seemed almost probable that the tragic end of our talk over the telephone had been caused by the sudden arrival and as sudden violence of Barney Maguire.
I should judge it about time to telephone for the police.
Tell her that she must arise and slip something about her and come to the telephone.
Across the room from him Tarzan saw Olga seated before a little desk on which stood her telephone.
Next day I went up to the telephone office and found that the king had passed through two towns that were on the line.
In this atmosphere of telephones and lightning communication with distant regions, I was breathing the breath of life again after long suffo- cation.
she seized the telephone receiver and gave her number.
At the end of the second week the overwrought head appealed passionately for relief, and Owen was removed to the Postage Department, where, when he had leisure from answering Audrey's telephone calls, he entered the addresses of letters in a large book and took them to the post.
It certainly is a strange coincidence," he added, speaking in an aside to Ned while he himself still listened to what was being told to him over the telephone wire.