(There is no mention of corder speaking to an operator in the lawsuit).
Eventually corder said he acquiesced, and the operator connected him.
Those, like corder, who claim to have spoken to an operator, said they have been met with evasion.
corder, greatly to his delight, was entrusted with the goal, and Fisher major moved up to half-back.
corder put down his knife and fork, and looked up in amazement.
One man was pestered by every one he met on his return by inquiries whether corder had really been hung that morning.
corder stood in the door for a moment, on the off-chance that his friend might be joking.
corder discovered that a fellow does not always score, and yet may play a steady, useful game.
“But you got through English D after two tries,” said corder.
Yet he marched with us, preserving so gloomy a silence that corder, experimenting, hailed him four times before he would answer.
c.1300, from Old French corde "rope, string, twist, cord," from Latin chorda "string of a musical instrument, cat-gut," from Greek khorde "string, catgut, chord, cord," from PIE root *ghere- "intestine" (see yarn). As a measure of wood (eight feet long, four feet high and wide) first recorded 1610s, so called because it was measured with a cord of rope.
cord or chord (kôrd)
A long ropelike bodily structure, such as a nerve or tendon.