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message

Informatics
The basic unit of data transferred between information systems, which is comprised of blocks of information sent in a defined sequence. Each message is identified by a 3-character code under HD7, which defines its purpose—e.g., the Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) message type is used to transmit patient ADT data from one system to another.
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"My dearest Blanche, I have seen Sir Patrick, and he has given me your message. I will set your mind at ease about me as soon as I can.
On the third day after the fever broke Tarzan wrote a message asking D'Arnot if he felt strong enough to be carried back to the cabin.
"Of course." I had picked up the original cipher message and was bending my brows over it.
And it was he who "broke the jam," as a lumberman would say, by suggesting the MESSAGE RATE system.
In her mind there was also the desire to protect her lover, for she knew that the strain of his present standing with her aunt and uncle would be added to, unconsciously in their minds, by the weird message of Planchette.
The object of those who invented the system has apparently been to conceal that these characters convey a message, and to give the idea that they are the mere random sketches of children.
And then Norman of Torn took the man by the neck with one powerful hand, and, despite his struggles, and the beating of his mailed fists, bent him back upon the table, and there, forcing his teeth apart with the point of his sword, Norman of Torn rammed the King's message down the knight's throat; wax, parchment and all.
"It isn't the thing itself I worry about," Sir Alfred said thoughtfully,--"they'll never decode that message. It's the something that lies behind it.
"Yea, O King, I sent a message, but from all I have heard, Masilo, my messenger, gave more than the message, for he stabbed the Black One.
It seems he said something about me--and she has sent a kind message, inviting me to visit her one of these days.
He is going to deliver his message. He has told me so, and I cannot dissuade him.
Ever he struggled to combat the fever, to live, to continue to live, to grow strong and stronger against the day when he would be strong enough to dare the grass-lands and the belted jungle beyond, and win to the beach, and to some labour-recruiting, black-birding ketch or schooner, and on to civilization and the men of civilization, to whom he could give news of the message from other worlds that lay, darkly worshipped by beastmen, in the black heart of Guadalcanal's midmost centre.