Letter-box

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Letter-box a box in a post-office, at the door of a house, &c., for receiving letters
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. lettre—L. littera.

Usage

In literature:

He must get down to the office and write to Mr. Houghton, asking him to address personal letters to a post-office box.
"The Vehement Flame" by Margaret Wade Campbell Deland
See what a dignified historic name I have given this letter-box, or chatterbox, or whatever you like to call it.
"An Englishwoman's Love-Letters" by Anonymous
At nine o'clock he went out to dinner, and on the way to the Cafe Royal he dropped two bulky letters into a street-box.
"In Friendship's Guise" by Wm. Murray Graydon
Well, when we had finished our box of presents, we each wrote a letter and put into it.
"American Missionary, Volume 44, No. 6, June, 1890" by Various
I have established a letter-box for their communications at the Hole in the Tree.
"Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
DEAR ST. NICHOLAS: I read in the May "Letter-Box" your answer to Stella G. about long and short words.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878" by Various
There was nobody to take the letter: I said I would put it in the box in the Rue Ponthieu.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XXVI., December, 1880." by Various
The letters were then returned to the box, mixed, and three more words were composed.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
The letter which he was holding carelessly in his fingers had almost slipped from them into the locked letter box.
"The Summons" by A.E.W. Mason
Now, what I want to know is, in what box was that letter posted?
"Larry Dexter's Great Search" by Howard R. Garis
He, however, penetrated the ducal doors through the letter-box.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
She went down to the office, mailed Arthur's letter and left the note in Warrington's key-box.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
I posted a letter with some of Mrs. Ellsworth's, which she sent me out to drop into the box.
"The Second Latchkey" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
The Doctor pointed exasperatedly towards the big box of letters.
"Molly Make-Believe" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Letter Box Oct. 27, 1891.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
I go up there to read old letters and look over old boxes full of queer keepsakes.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
But three weeks had elapsed since Aunt Aggie, stealing out alone, had dropped that momentous letter into the village post-box.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
In the attic trunks and boxes were rifled, until at last, about to give up in despair, I found in an old desk a letter.
"The Statesmen Snowbound" by Robert Fitzgerald
This is the last letter which Lord Melbourne will send in a box.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
About noon a messenger-boy brought her a box of flowers and a bulky letter.
"Quin" by Alice Hegan Rice
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In poetry:

The pillar box is quite a friend;
When Father goes away
My Mother has such lots to send,
Far letters every day,
And so I drop them in its mouth
When I go out to play.
"The Pillar Box" by Katherine Mansfield
The pillar box is very round
But hungry all the day;
Although it doesn't make a sound,
Folks know it wants to say,
"Give me some letter sandwiches
To pass the time away."
"The Pillar Box" by Katherine Mansfield

In news:

Lu Ray Drive, 12:40 pm Wednesday Two letters were stolen from a person's mail box.
These types of letter box es used to be ubiquitous throughout the country, hanging on poles, buildings and other structures.
These types of letter boxes used to be ubiquitous throughout the country, hanging on poles, buildings and other structures.
C/o OC Weekly, PO Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-0247 or e-mail us at letters@ocweekly.com.
As she cleaned out the attic, Monica was shocked to find a box filled with torrid love letters that her grandfather had written to her grandmother.
A 14-year-old found the 57 letters inside a box walking along a beach in Atlantic Highlands the day after Sandy struck.
Love letters from a young woman in New Jersey to her boyfriend in Vermont, found tied with a ribbon inside a box on the shore of Sandy Hook Bay after the storm.
But rather than filling the box with a birthday cake, he surprised her with 20 assorted cupcakes --each decorated with a single letter.
The North Pole mail box is ready to accept letters at 109 Arlington Street, downtown Sault Ste.
The burnt orange box with chocolate lettering is recognized the world over by Hermès ' luxe-loving fans—from Kate Moss to Martha Stewart—many of whom are prepared to patiently wait years for a coveted handbag.
Letters , PO Box 930, Everett, WA 98206.
Mail your letters to Readers' Forum, The Blade, 541 North Superior Street, PO Box 921, Toledo, OH 43697-0921.
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.
You can send your nomination letter to: Citizen of the Year, PO Box 223, Dysart IA 52224, by January 14, 2013.
The morning I sat down to write this review the weekly magazine of our daily newspaper plopped through the letter box.
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In science:

The configuration under the letter B is the (reflected) periodized configuration with period 4, and the configuration under the letter C is the effective environment for the reflected random walk in the 4× 4 box.
A quenched invariance principle for non-elliptic random walk in i.i.d. balanced random environment
If all the letters of C1 are less than x, the tableau x → T is obtained from T by adding one box filled by x at the bottom of C1 . (b) Otherwise, let y = min{t ∈ C1 | t ≥ x}.
Conditioned one-way simple random walk and representation theory
If all the letters of C1 are less than x, the tableau x → T is obtained from T by adding one box filled by x at the bottom of C1 . (b) Otherwise, let y = min{t ∈ C1 | t ≥ x}.
Conditioned one-way simple random walk and representation theory
If all the letters of C1 are less or equal to x, the tableau x → T is obtained from T by adding one box filled by x at the bottom of C1 . (b) Otherwise, let y = min{t ∈ C1 | t > x}.
Conditioned one-way simple random walk and representation theory
The recording tableau Q♦ (w) of shape λ(ℓ) is obtained by filling each box bk with the letter k .
Conditioned one-way simple random walk and representation theory
Observe that by construction, the k-th row of θ(T ) contains as many boxes as the number of letters k in the permutation word w associated to T by the previous Assertion 3.
Conditioned one-way simple random walk and representation theory
We chose the term “parallelogram ” in order for the reader to b e able to distinguish this setting more easily from that of the boxes in Section 3; we do use the notation Rn , however, in order to better distinguish from the condition (P ) for which we already use the letter P .
Effective Polynomial Ballisticity Condition for Random Walk in Random Environment
In his letter to Bohr of 9 July 1931, Ehrenfest reported: “He said to me that, for a long time already, he absolutely no longer doubted the uncertainty relations, and that he thus, e.g., had BY NO MEANS invented the ‘weighable light-flash box’ ‘contra uncertainty relation’, but for a totally different purpose” .
Complementarity in the Bohr-Einstein Photon Box
Three brain regions from Pritzker mood disorder dataset, each sample hybridized in two labs (lab site indicated by the letters I, M and D, as well as by colors of the boxes).
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data
Here, the cell would be a box, which can contain only one ball, and the letter would be red or black, which would define the color of the ball and hence convey a certain group of information about the state of that cell.
Generalized Entropy from Mixing: Thermodynamics, Mutual Information and Symmetry Breaking
In this letter we study bosonic hard-spheres of diameter a confined in a cubic box of volume L3 .
Critical Temperature of Bose-Einstein Condensation of Hard Sphere Gases
The insertion procedure terminates because in cases 2, 3, 4 and 5 we are reduced to the insertion of a letter in a tableau whose number of boxes is strictly less than that of T .
Schensted type correspondence for type $G_{2}$ and computation of the canonical basis of a finite dimensional $U_{q}(G_{2})$-module
If x is strictly greater to the greatest letter of C1 then x → T is the tableau obtained by adding a box containing x on bottom of C1 .
Kostka-Foulkes polynomials cyclage graphs and charge statistic for the root system $C_{n}$
In case (iv) Cr+1 contains only the letter x∗ and a new box appears on the bottom of the column Cr of T∗ during the insertion x∗ → T∗ .
Kostka-Foulkes polynomials cyclage graphs and charge statistic for the root system $C_{n}$
Let nj (2 ≤ j ≤ h) be the number of boxes with letter j that is weakly right of t∗ .
Kirillov--Reshetikhin crystals for nonexceptional types
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