Post-bill

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Post-bill a way-bill of the letters sent from a post-office
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. poste—L. ponĕre, positum, to place.

Usage

In literature:

Fink & Co. (Bog was the Co.) had secured the bill posting for three theatres and one negro-minstrel hall.
"Round the Block" by John Bell Bouton
On the outside railings a bill proclaiming Martial Law was posted.
"The Insurrection in Dublin" by James Stephens
The bill is a very important one for the service of the Post-Office Department.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant" by James D. Richardson
With considerable difficulty, I at length screwed up the bill to two hundred dollars, and off I posted to his house.
"A Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin" by A. Woodward
Surely after so much speech-making and bill-posting the editors would accord them some recognition merely as news.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
Two copies of the watch bill will be posted in the steerage, and one in the after cabin.
"Outward Bound" by Oliver Optic
The bill of particulars I will send you by post.
"Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia" by William Gilmore Simms
Bill gladly assumed the post, and in a few minutes was alone with his thoughts and plans.
"Eveline Mandeville" by Alvin Addison
Back the beholders were driven, as far as Bill Richards' post, by the terrible glare and heat of the conflagration.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
More bills at the post trader's?
"Betty at Fort Blizzard" by Molly Elliot Seawell
He sent me to the post-office to buy a bill stamp, and he wrote out the bill all but the name.
"Anna of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
On leaving the Senate, Frederic saw the cannon trained on the town, the crowds round all the posted bills.
"The Prussian Terror" by Alexandre Dumas
Report from the committee on post-offices and post-roads favoring bill for the relief of L. A. Davis.
"United States Government Publications, v. 8 Jan-Jun 1892" by Compiled
The amount lost, by the destruction of post bills, is incalculable.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, v. 3, number 18" by Various
This bill was posted up at the Eagle, and it created a very great excitement throughout Puddleford and the adjacent country.
"The Puddleford Papers," by H. H. Riley
The post-office bill, the custom-house bill, and the bill respecting the tenure of office, were all of this class.
"The Works of Daniel Webster, Volume 1" by Daniel Webster
He will next take a spell at driving a cart, and after that go bill posting at night.
"The Awful Australian" by Valerie Desmond
What is your opinion of the Gerry Whipping Post bill?
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Interviews" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Oxford bills were coming in by every post to both of them.
"The Hypocrite" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Post them for me in the box in the bureau, and tell them to send my bill at once.
"The Wiles of the Wicked" by William Le Queux
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In news:

Music / Post No Bills Jacked-up Turkish folk back in circulation .
Action 4 News has posted a PDF copy of the 644-page immigration reform bill introduced in Congress yesterday.
Music / Post No Bills Bluegrass: Earl Scruggs, Dailey & Vincent, and the Cracker Barrel.
Michaele Salahi, in the dress (Bill O'leary/the Washington Post).
Enlarge Peter Chen / The Post-Standard The Confabulateurs: (l to r) Bobby and Bill Henrie, of Middlesex, and Betsy Fuller, of Canandaigua, perform at the Crawfish Festival, at Clinton Square in Syracuse.
The Creation Museum in Kentucky has posted a YouTube response to Bill Nye's pleadings.
Post and Mail Photo/Christie Barkley Mary Hyndman forms the top of a pyramid with the help of Kaycee Bills (back).
(Bill O'Leary/ The Washington Post ).
Dollar Bill & Madison's blog postings.
Bill Fraser / Staff Photographer Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2011 2:15 pm.
Bill Fraser/staff photographer Posted: Friday, April 22, 2011 4:42 pm.
Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post Chickpea Pasta transforms canned beans with further cooking and a healthy pour of olive oil.
Cannerelli/The Post-Standard Bill Carey moderates a debate between Congressional candidates Dan Maffei (left) and Ann Marie Buerkle in 2010.
Bill Fraser/Staff Photographer Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 4:04 pm.
(Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post).
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In science:

For example, in answer to the post-survey’s late-bill question, 146 out of 196 Oregonians (74%) reported having paid bills late at least once over the past three months.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
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