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moccasin telegraph

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noun
Canadian informal the transmission of rumour or secret information; the grapevine
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How to use moccasin telegraph in a sentence

  • And now, apprised by moccasin telegraph, we are all on the qui vive to catch sight of a floating bride.

    The New North|Agnes Deans Cameron
  • I sent a letter out privately to be passed along by the Indians—what they call moccasin telegraph.

    The Woman from Outside|Hulbert Footner
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