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western

1. (of a wind, etc.) coming or originating from the west
2. Music See country and western

Western

1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the West as opposed to the Orient
2. (formerly) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Americas and the parts of Europe not under Communist rule
3. of, relating to, or characteristic of the western states of the US
4. a film, book, etc., concerned with life in the western states of the US, esp during the era of exploration and early development
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(2) To pay the Western Union a royalty of twenty per cent on all telephone rentals.
The Western Union had lost its case, for several very simple reasons: It had tried to operate a telephone system on telegraphic lines, a plan that has invariably been unsuccessful, it had a low idea of the possibilities of the telephone business; and its already busy agents had little time or knowledge or enthusiasm to give to the new enterprise.
But, as may be imagined, when the news of the Western Union agreement became known, the story of the telephone became a fairy tale of success.
The main object of these companies was not, like that of the Western Union, to do a legitimate telephone business, but to sell stock to the public.
At first, having held their own against the Western Union, they expected to make short work of the stock-jobbers.
But Gray could never forget that he had seemed to be, for a time, so close to the golden prize; and seven years after he had been set aside by the Western Union agreement, he reappeared with claims that had grown larger and more definite.
By 1878, when he came in to defend the little Bell Company against the towering Western Union, Smith had become the most noted patent lawyer in Boston.
Campbell's readings often position classic Westerns as reference points for the critical frameworks he claims post-Westerns reuse and recast.
TVS Western.Com also features and extensive collection of Western Movies from the William S Hart silents up to color blockbuster Westerns starring John Wayne, Karl Malden, Marlon Brando, and Paul Newman.
Wild Open Spaces: Why We Love Westerns is a celebration of Western-themed novels, movies, and television shows, and the fans who enjoy them--30% of American adults today!
In Westerns: Making the Man in Fiction and Film (1996), Lee Clark Mitchell argues that as familiar to the Western as the climactic gunfight are scenes in which the male hero is severely beaten.