Post-Office box

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Post-Office box a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called for
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Usage

In literature:

It was in front of a tobacconist's shop, where there was a post-office letter-box.
"The Count's Millions" by Emile Gaboriau
The ceiling is covered with the box work formation somewhat resembling Post Office boxes.
"Cave Regions of the Ozarks and Black Hills" by Luella Agnes Owen
Her post-office box had been crammed.
"The Butterfly House" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
She stamped her letters and slipped them into the box at the Harrod post office before going to see if Anne were ready.
"The Second Latchkey" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Address Post Office, Box 25, Chillicothe, Ohio.
"Scientific American, Volume XXXVI., No. 8, February 24, 1877" by Various
They are like the boxes in a post office, only larger.
"Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's" by Laura Lee Hope
To post a letter you did not merely saunter to the post-office and drop it into the box.
"Auld Licht Idylls" by J. M. Barrie
Nothing in our box at the post-office.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
Answers to question by S. R. W. in Post-office Box, No.
"Harper's Young People, March 16, 1880" by Various
Read the answer to Lyman C. in Post-office Box, No.
"Harper's Young People, May 11, 1880" by Various
Maud T. K.'s request in Post-office Box No.
"Harper's Young People, May 18, 1880" by Various
Your last letter was so much a business communication that we could not put it in the Post-office Box.
"Harper's Young People, June 22, 1880" by Various
We shall never print in the Post-office Box letters from correspondents desiring to sell stamps, minerals, or any other things.
"Harper's Young People, September 7, 1880" by Various
Arriving at the post-office, I posted Mr. Stillwell's letters, and then opened the box containing the letters for the firm.
"The Last Cruise of the Spitfire" by Edward Stratemeyer
I have never spoken to him before, but I have seen him at the post-office, opening his box, and again at the station.
"Boston Neighbours In Town and Out" by Agnes Blake Poor
The post office case contained but four boxes, five by six inches in size.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
We will put them in our post-office boxes.
"Peter and Polly in Winter" by Rose Lucia
EVERY day since the first of November there had been a letter for Ida in the Sherman's post-office box, under cover of Lloyd's address.
"The Little Colonel at Boarding-School" by Annie Fellows Johnston
It was dropped in one of the three new boxes on the south-west corner of the New York Post-Office.
"Ten Years Among the Mail Bags" by James Holbrook
Just at night I went to the post-office to have a look in box thirteen.
"Diary of an Enlisted Man" by Lawrence Van Alstyne
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In news:

Set of post office box keys were found in the library parking lot, Thursday evening.
The automated sorting is aided by the use of post office box numbers, as opposed to street addresses.
The Honorable Robert Duncan Chairman, Senate Committee on State Affairs Post Office Box 12068 – Capitol Station Austin, Texas 78711.
Many other companies have holding companies in Nevada that are little more than a post-office box.
The best general guidebook on South Africa is "The Traveler's Guide to South Africa" by Peter Joyce (Struik Timmins Publishers, Post Office Box 1144, Cape Town 8000, South Africa.
A mail collection box outside the lobby of Antioch 's main post office has been replaced after vandals damaged it and possibly stole mail from it, a US Postal Inspection Service spokeswoman said.
Box-office tracker Hollywood.com said the three films posted an all-time Thanksgiving week best of about $290 million from Wednesday to Sunday.
BOX OFFICE: 'Tai Chi Zero' Posts Modest Numbers In North America.
Berks Carpet One Floor & Home, 215 S Fifth Ave, West Reading, has been closed this week with a note on the door directing mail to a post office box in Wyomissing.
The Bluefield Post Office on Cumberland Road will set up a drop-off box inside the lobby for customers to drop off food, toys and blankets.
After the community's first major snowfall in November, the drop box behind the post office became a casualty.
For years, officials at the agency that administers Medicare have known that fraudsters sign up as health care providers using UPS Store mailboxes and other post office box like addresses as their location.
WEAU 13 Post Office Box 47 Eau Claire, WI 54702.
Stines oversees operations for all postmasters within the 339 ZIP code area and is responsible for mail delivery to 242,725 residential and business delivery points as well as 9,439 post office boxes in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.
She told the post office there was a toy robot in the box and to ignore any noise heard coming from the box.
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