One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A public telephone.
- ‘There was a tickey box in the hallway of Sunbeam House, on the second floor.’
- ‘That and the tickey box at the hostel were my connection with ‘home’.’
- ‘Thus I will probably sit and plot my next request for a little bit before I have fun with the tickey boxes again.’
- ‘Antiquated typewriters have long since been replaced by computers; e-mails for telegrams and cell-phones for tickey boxes.’
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