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  • n  telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcords

  • In Kathy's Back Bay apartment, police said, they found a field telephone switchboard, three rifles, a carbine, a pistol and a shotgun, along with an arsenal of ammunition.
  • The station's switchboard was immediately ablaze with calls.
  • PRO: Her well-sourced "Deadline Hollywood Daily" blog became the unofficial switchboard of the writer's strike: even the negotiators were reading it.
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  • Rita M. Deschamps, switchboard operator for The Buffalo News
    Rita M. Deschamps, a retired switchboard operator for The Buffalo News, died Monday in her Buffalo home, while under hospice care after a lengthy illness. She was 76.
    June 27, 2013 - The Buffalo News
  • Cop Disciplined For Speaking Spanish
    A 13-year veteran of the NYPD was reprimanded for speaking to a colleague in Spanish. According to a Daily News report, Officer Jessenia Guzman was working the switchboard for the 24th Precinct on the Upper West Side when a colleague spoke to her in Spanish. “It was just natural,” Guzman told a colleague. “She walked by. She was going to get coffee. She said something. I responded (in Spanish ...
    June 24, 2013 - Gothamist

  • Ludacris in AllHipHop
    I am extremely happy my association with the National Runaway Switchboard has had a positive impact on reaching out to runaways and potential runaways,stated Ludacris, who set out to provide another option for those experiencing difficult...
  • Benjamin Bratt in Los Angeles Times
    It wasn't all peace, love and Brussels sprouts, man,Benjamin says. "Because we know each other so well and we know each other's strengths and weaknesses, it's like there's a switchboard and I know what button to push to get a certain...
  • Richard Nixon in Dallas Morning News
    It is found money,Mr. Nixon said. "It is incremental business. The phone traffic was so immense that our switchboard couldn't handle it at first."

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