One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
By telegraph.‘he conducted business by wire’
- ‘For many decades into the late 20th Century, the railway relied on a daily time signal from the Dominion Observatory, sent by wire all across Canada.’
- ‘In the near future, the 1932 edition predicted, ‘we shall receive pictures by wire, as is already being done by one or two newspapers’.’
- ‘We notified Hopkins by wire about the letters and then went back to Baker Street to wait.’
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