Post town


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Post town A town in which post horses are kept
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In literature:

The same announcement is printed and posted in the town after every sitting.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
This proclamation the Prefect ordered to be immediately printed and posted all over the town.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
The town had one main street, like Lebanon, and in front of the post-office in a two-seated car sat a familiar figure.
"Seven Miles to Arden" by Ruth Sawyer
They were then impressed with a post-mark "Ship Letter," with the name of the town included.
"The King's Post" by R. C. Tombs
You can see 'em hanging around them railroad towns, that was once posts where they handled good clean furs.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
In process of time there came a post to the town again, and his business was with Mr. Ready-to-halt.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
Raoul glanced down at the town of Victor, built on the steep slope below the trading post.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
I shall post this, express, on the way to town.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
He walked back to the town and found an expected letter from Helen awaiting him at the post-office.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
How her cheeks burned after supper when she asked her uncle for leave to post a letter down-town!
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
When it came near she recognised the unofficial rustic who brought telegrams from the nearest post-town.
"Audrey Craven" by May Sinclair
In later years the post has been held by Sergeants Towne, Ashley and Bamber.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
I was sorry, went to town hoping to find her, and wrote to the post-office.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
I couldn't go to town s-so I gave them to young Merrill to post.
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
The letter bore the Colchester post-mark, and she, I knew, lived at Melbourne House in that town.
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
Post's estate occupied the site of the present town of Hastings.
"The Continental Dragoon" by Robert Neilson Stephens
And he and the Editor made post-haste for the country town.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI" by Robert Louis Stevenson
This was a flourishing Romano-British town, a cavalry post, also a civilian city.
"The Towns of Roman Britain" by James Oliver Bevan
A market was established outside the post, to which practically the whole bazaar from Gyantse town was removed.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
The post and telegraph office in Market Square is one of the finest buildings in the town.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various

In poetry:

To Antwerp town I hasten'd post,
And as I took my evening meal
I felt my pouch,—my purse was lost,
O Heaven! Why came I not by Lille?
"Titmarsh’s Carmen Lilliense" by William Makepeace Thackeray
This little town, this little country is real
and thus it is so of the post and the cup
and thus of the violent heart. The zeal
of my house doth eat me up.
"The Break" by Anne Sexton
Some find it discommodin'-like, I'm willin' to admit,
To hev but one post-office, and a womern keepin' hit,
And the drug-store, and shoe-shop, and grocery, all three--
But the little Town o' Tailholt is handy 'nough fer me!
"The Little Town O' Tailholt" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Slideshow posted in Around Town Tuesday, September 28, 2010.
The FiveThirtyEight blog is all the rage in town, from Twitter posts to the cocktail circuit.
Many of the photos that were posted were of the historic flooding in towns across the state.
Slideshow posted in Around Town Monday, October 01, 2012.
Slideshow posted in Around Town Sunday, April 22, 2012.
Slideshow posted in Around Town Sunday, May 06, 2012.
Slideshow posted in Around Town Wednesday, February 22, 2012.
Position posted by Town of Washington.
Is named after Aaron Patton Talent, who opened the first general store and post office in what would soon grow into a town.
Posted in Family, Our Town, West Side Spirit.
Here's today's Daily Dish, blog postings to remind us that we live and work in one of the best food towns in the world.
In other town matters, the board sent a letter to the United States Postal Service requesting that the hamlet 's post office be kept open.
Jim Commentucci / The Post-Standard House of the Week - 108 Harbour Town Road, Sullivan gallery (10 photos).
Slideshow posted in Around Town Wednesday, November 07, 2012.
CLINTON — A poster of President Barack Obama with a Hitler mustache drew some angry words from people outside the town post office today, Aug 3.