To milk a telegram


To milk a telegram
Milk Milk (m[i^]lk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Milked} (m[i^]lkt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Milking}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To draw or press milk from the breasts or udder of, by the hand or mouth; to withdraw the milk of. ``Milking the kine.'' --Gay. [1913 Webster]

I have given suck, and know How tender 't is to love the babe that milks me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To draw from the breasts or udder; to extract, as milk; as, to milk wholesome milk from healthy cows. [1913 Webster]

3. To draw anything from, as if by milking; to compel to yield profit or advantage; to plunder. --Tyndale. [1913 Webster]

They [the lawyers] milk an unfortunate estate as regularly as a dairyman does his stock. --London Spectator. [1913 Webster]

{To milk the street}, to squeeze the smaller operators in stocks and extract a profit from them, by alternately raising and depressing prices within a short range; -- said of the large dealers. [Cant]

{To milk a telegram}, to use for one's own advantage the contents of a telegram belonging to another person. [Cant] [1913 Webster]


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  • Milk — (m[i^]lk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Milked} (m[i^]lkt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Milking}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To draw or press milk from the breasts or udder of, by the hand or mouth; to withdraw the milk of. Milking the kine. Gay. [1913 Webster] I have… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To milk the street — Milk Milk (m[i^]lk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Milked} (m[i^]lkt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Milking}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To draw or press milk from the breasts or udder of, by the hand or mouth; to withdraw the milk of. Milking the kine. Gay. [1913 Webster] I …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Milked — Milk Milk (m[i^]lk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Milked} (m[i^]lkt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Milking}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To draw or press milk from the breasts or udder of, by the hand or mouth; to withdraw the milk of. Milking the kine. Gay. [1913 Webster] I …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Milking — Milk Milk (m[i^]lk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Milked} (m[i^]lkt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Milking}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To draw or press milk from the breasts or udder of, by the hand or mouth; to withdraw the milk of. Milking the kine. Gay. [1913 Webster] I …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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