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phone

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(engineering acoustics)

phone

A portable or desk telephone. Today, a phone often refers to a smartphone, and as time passes, the smartphone moniker is evolving into just plain phone. A "telephone" on the other hand often means a desk phone connected to a landline. See telephone, smartphone and landline.
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First up to the mic for The Phone Book Live will be raunchy cabaret duo Topping and Butch.
The Phone Book contains all the information found in all 170 editions of The Phone Books which cover the whole of the UK.
Mr Elliot, owner of Elliot's Car Accessories in Gulson Road, Lower Stoke, Coventry, was shocked to discover the mix-up when the 2004 phone book arrived through his door.
Ed Charon of Roseburg rips a phone book in half on his way to tearing apart his 9,000th book at Kowloon Restaurant in Eugene.
We wanted to make it a community directory, not just a phone book," Wade said.
Granted, Florence has a sizeable population of age-65-plus folks, but the retirees I know would scoff at the idea of a Phone Book as Nuisance; heck, a few could probably rip the thing in two.
BT is staging the Living by the Book test to mark the launch of its new phone book.
Anyone who doesn't receive a phone book should call QwestDex toll-free at (800) 422-8793.