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Telautograph
2010-10-28 18:58:23

The telautograph transmists electrical impulses recorded by potentiometers at the sending station to servomechanismas attached to a pen at the receiving station. This machine is the precursor to the modern fax machine. It is the first device to transmit drawings to a stationary sheet of paper. Elisha Gray invented and patented the telautograph in 1888. It was publicly exhibited in 1893. The...

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alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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