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 for To milk a telegram
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Milk \Milk\ (m[i^]lk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Milked (m[i^]lkt);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Milking.]
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     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.
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              I have given suck, and know
              How tender 't is to love the babe that milks me.
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     2. To draw from the breasts or udder; to extract, as milk;
        as, to milk wholesome milk from healthy cows.
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     3. To draw anything from, as if by milking; to compel to
        yield profit or advantage; to plunder. --Tyndale.
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              They [the lawyers] milk an unfortunate estate as
              regularly as a dairyman does his stock. --London
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     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]
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