Jed·i·di·ah [jed-i-dahy-uh] /ˌdʒɛd ɪˈdaɪ ə/, 1761–1826, U.S. geographer and Congregational clergyman (father of Samuel F. B. Morse).
Samuel F(in·ley) B(reese) [fin-lee breez] /ˈfɪn li briz/, 1791–1872, U.S. artist and inventor: developer of the first successful telegraph in the U.S.; inventor of the most commonly used telegraphic code system.
a male given name, form of Maurice.
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a clasp or fastening on a cope
Word Origin for morse
C15: from Old French mors, from Latin morsus clasp, bite, from mordēre to bite
Samuel Finley Breese (ˈfɪnlɪ briːz). 1791–1872, US inventor and painter. He invented the first electric telegraph and the Morse code
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[môrs]Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872
American inventor who was a pioneer in the field of telegraphy and in 1844 introduced a telegraphic code for transmitting messages, which became known as Morse code.
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