Mail-coach

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Mail-coach the conveyance which carries the public mails
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. male, a trunk, a mail—Old High Ger. malaha, a sack; Gael. mala, a sack.

Usage

In literature:

I rode in the town of Vagus, all in the public square; The mail coach had arrived, the post boy met me there.
"Cowboy Songs" by Various
One of the most alarming stage coach accidents in England was that between the Holyhead mail and the Chester mail near St. Albans in 1820.
"Fragments of Two Centuries" by Alfred Kingston
Mail coaches in those days were not the rapidly-moving vehicles they afterwards became.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
These were all set to work upon the mail coaches.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
In another room are miniature mail-coaches of different kinds.
"In and Around Berlin" by Minerva Brace Norton
As for Miss Vincent, I just view her as the passengers in the mail coach viewed the fly, for she makes herself equally ridiculous.
"The Boarding School" by Unknown
In 1858 it organized the great overland mail that ran coaches to California in less than twenty-five days.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
The inside seats on the mail coach being all occupied, I had to take my place outside.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
It was also a stopping-place for the stage-coaches that carried the mails.
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris
On that day I will leave London for York inside the mail-coach.
"Lady Anna" by Anthony Trollope
Korsoer is a new town, a living town, with steamers and mail coaches.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
The number continued to increase, until in 1835 there were as many as 700 mail coaches throughout Great Britain and Ireland.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Among the daily events is the interesting arrival and departure of the mail-coach.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. I." by Gustav Freytag
Accordingly, on the 2nd August 1784 the first mail-coach ran.
"The Development of Rates of Postage" by A. D. Smith
On the last mentioned day the horses were removed from the mail coach, and the people dragged it thrice round the Market Place.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
I have been driving in your mail-coach through a kind of cotton-wool.
"The Pagan's Cup" by Fergus Hume
The mail-service previously had been performed by Mr. Weller and his stage-coaches.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding
The mail coach stopped at Potter's, and it was reported to the police that sometimes the mails stopped there also.
"Settling Day" by Nat Gould
There the mail coach for Austin and San Antonio will call for mail, and no doubt it will have room for you.
"All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The rattling crash of a mail-coach and its deep-toned horn suddenly awoke him: he started, and looked at his watch.
"The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
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In poetry:

In sixty-one this daring youth commenced his wild career,
With a heart that knew no danger, no foeman did he fear.
He stuck up the Beechworth mail-coach, and robbed Judge MacEvoy,
Who trembled, and gave up his gold to the wild Colonial Boy.
"The Wild Colonial Boy" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Bemidji State Coach Tom Serratore started reading the e-mails to his team as quickly as they began streaming into his inbox 10 days ago.
Coach Gregg Marshall will take phone calls and e-mails from viewers and talk about the recent changes on the team.
Among them is Meridian High School physical education teacher and football coach, Carlo McClelland, 34, was charged with mail fraud.
An emergency hearing to consider whether to suspend Rick Curl 's USA Swimming coaching credentials will be conducted Wednesday, according to an e-mail from a USA Swimming attorney obtained by the Post.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Kentucky coach John Calipari thought he had seen it all, then he received fan mail from a dog.
I got an e-mail Friday from a Michigan fan reminding me that I had my doubts about how Michigan men's basketball coach John Beilein would fare during his tenure in Ann Arbor-- something along the lines of Rich Rod I was guessing.
University of Michigan police have arrested a 23-year-old man they say stalked and sent threatening e-mails to football coach Lloyd Carr.
Opening the mail route to California, the Butterfield coaches flew across the rugged, wild Southwest in twenty-five exhausting days.
Today, Feb 5, is National E-Mail a College Coach Day.
FSU coach Jimbo Fisher has smart Election Day strategy -- mail it in.
E-Mail: The Mets' Next Third Base Coach.
Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel received an e-mail last April telling him that two of his players were caught up in a federal drug-trafficking case and the sale of memorabilia, breaking NCAA rules.
When the US speedskating team landed in Moscow for their next race, coach Ryan Shimabukuro flipped on his cell phone and found it buzzing with missed calls, text messages and e-mails.
Oprah's fave life coach, Kailen Rosenberg, on her new series, Lovetown, U.S.A. We don't like spam either, so we'll keep your e-mail address to ourselves.
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