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telltale

1. any of various indicators or recording devices used to monitor a process, machine, etc.
2. Nautical
a. another word for dogvane
b. one of a pair of light vanes mounted on the main shrouds of a sailing boat to indicate the apparent direction of the wind
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

telltale

[′tel‚tāl]
(engineering)
A marker on the outside of a tank that indicates on an exterior scale the amount of fluid inside the tank.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

telltale

Any device designed to indicate movement of formwork.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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* The slurry rejection process into each telltale pipe was stopped once the desired quantity of slurry had been delivered.
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Telltale added that the outcome of its discussion with other studios will determine whether or not "The Final Season" gets the opportunity to return to digital stores.
The removal of the game from digital stores comes days after Telltale Games laid off majority of its staff, including the entire team that was working on the last "Walking Dead" video game series installment.
However, they are reportedly focused on completing Telltale's project with Netflix, which is a "Minecraft: Story Mode" adaptation for the streaming service.  The developer originally planned to come up with two projects out of its partnership with Netflix.
Representatives assured (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-11-07-telltale-games-restructures-cuts-90-staff) GameIndustry.biz  that the restructuring, most especially the layoffs, won't have any impact on any of Telltale Games' previously announced projects.
Telltale also has (https://telltale.com/community/discussion/94732/whats-coming-up-from-telltale-faqs-about-telltales-future-upcoming-games-update-nov-2-2017) upcoming projects that are due for release next year.
Ironically, Telltale appears to be hiring at present.
Read: (http://cms.ibtimes.com/telltales-guardians-galaxy-game-will-premiere-spring-first-official-photos-released-2505947) Telltale's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Game Will Premiere This Spring; First Official Photos Released
Extensive plot details have yet to be officially revealed for the episodic series - Telltale plans to drop an official Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series trailer for the first episode later this week - but the standalone game will revolve around an item the Guardians and a female villain each want to take.