Dead-letter office

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dead-letter office a department of the general post office where dead letters are examined and disposed of.
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Usage

In literature:

It would go to the Dead Letter Office, since there was no Harold.
"Bab: A Sub-Deb" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Chesnel's letter certainly reached his friend's office, but Maitre Sorbier was dead; and Mme.
"The Collection of Antiquities" by Honore de Balzac
I was summoned by letter into the country to perform an operation on the dead body of a young man, formerly an officer in the army.
"Miscellaneous Studies: A Series of Essays" by Walter Horatio Pater
Hope it's not chucked in the dead letter office.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
He had written to her in her London lodgings, first of all, but the letter was returned from the Dead Letter Office.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
You will be surprised to learn that something over four millions of letters are sent to the Dead-letter Office every year.
"Harper's Young People, January 13, 1880" by Various
Dead-letter Office, The, 114.
"Harper's Young People, 1880 Index" by Various
The letter was returned from the dead-letter office after many days.
"The Hound of Heaven" by Francis Thompson
After a long time it came back from the German dead-letter office.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 7" by Various
I got it back in the face by way of the dead-letter office where they know me.
"Cordwood" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
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In news:

In a letter addressed to the Arkansas State Police, 13th Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Robin Carroll deemed deadly force necessary in the January shootout between officers and Donnie Hux .
In a letter addressed to the Arkansas State Police, 13th Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Robin Carroll deemed deadly force necessary in the January shootout between officers and Donnie Hux.
Is the US Postal Service headed for the dead letter office.
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