diaphone

NOUN
  1. a foghorn that makes a signal consisting of two tones
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How To Use diaphone In A Sentence

  • The 32-foot open diaphone is located behind the picture screen. The Recent Revolution in Organ Building Being an Account of Modern Developments
  • Use of the diaphones was limited after some lawsuits were filed against the Borough by nearby residents.
  • I spent a night and day within a few feet of one of the most powerful lighthouse diaphones on the coast.
  • Like the lighthouse keeper who could not sleep when the diaphone did not wrneeee-hrnawwww for five seconds of each and every minute, Jerry Instinct
  • A honeybee hive occasionally inhabits the top of the tower right next to the diaphone itself.
  • The DRLPS has received a matching fund grant to rehabilitate the DeTour Reef Light's original diaphone foghorn system, to its 1931 configuration. Sault Ste. Marie Evening News Homepage RSS
  • The Oral History Division of Simon Fraser University did what they called a ‘Vancouver Soundscape’; its highlight was the diaphone foghorn.
  • A radio beacon as installed in 1927 and five years later the diaphone and radio beacon were synchronized to help guide them safely into the harbor.
  • In 1991 the diaphone fog signal was changed to an electric horn retaining the same character.
  • To anyone in our hobby, however, the sound of the diaphone is magnificent.
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