Post-card

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Post-card a stamped card on which a message may be sent by post
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

There's a post card for you, Miss Mary, and a registered letter for Mr. John.
"The Drone" by Rutherford Mayne
At least a post card?
"The Search" by Grace Livingston Hill
Lord Mallow was glad when the next day's post brought him a card of invitation to the ducal dinner on December the 31st.
"Vixen, Volume II." by M. E. Braddon
All that they tell me: about your receiving letters, post-cards, jewelry ... and that ring!
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
A post-card would have done it.
"Vice Versa" by F. Anstey
I will send Madame Dashwood a field post card to-morrow!
"With Haig on the Somme" by D. H. Parry
All the boys, it seemed, wanted post-cards from New York.
"Sunny Boy in the Big City" by Ramy Allison White
That means readin' all the post-cards twice at least, an' makin' out all he can through the envelopes, if the paper's thin enough.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
But back of the post-card scene, human psychology progressed normally also.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
Almost all Indian correspondence is carried on by means of post cards.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
I remember the Moorish French Consul, in the Tetuan post-office, saw R. writing a card in there once.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
See this post-card which Samuel gave me.
"The Red Triangle" by Arthur Morrison
Dr. Maclure replied by return of post on a post-card that the price was seven shillings.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
He wrote two post-cards home for me, one home and another to relatives, and I did my best to sign them.
"Attack" by Edward G. D. Liveing
Only a post-card, pencilled by Anne herself in the train, and posted at Dover.
"The Red Symbol" by John Ironside
And when she had dropped both card and toy in the box at the post-office she turned away winking the drops from her eyes.
"The Shadow" by Mary White Ovington
A page with converging lines of gilt balls down the front of his uniform passed picture post-cards, showing the cafe, from table to table.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
I'll send you a post-card from Oldbridge.
"Plashers Mead" by Compton Mackenzie
Alsop handed Garth a crumpled, torn, and soiled post-card.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
I haven't had even a picture post-card since I came.
"Bosom Friends" by Angela Brazil
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In news:

Amongst all the cards and posts, I received a little book of comfort from a local author, Christine Davis.
Godolphin Racing's Dance Card gave jockey Ramon Dominguez his fifth win on Saturday's card at Aqueduct when posting an easy four-length victory in the Grade 1, $350,000 Gazelle as the wire-to-wire winner.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Medical marijuana cards for people with post-traumatic stress disorder appear unlikely in Colorado, and some veterans are planning to protest the snub from state health officials.
I send the bank a post card.
View full size The Associated Press Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry holds up his proposed flat tax post card as he speaks during a Republican Presidential Forum earlier this month.
Your patients may soon come for post-holiday visits not wearing new reindeer sweaters, but carrying gift cards that can help pay your fees.
Within hours of learning from US Postal Service officials on Tuesday that voter registration cards would no longer be welcome for distribution at post offices, two people were taking action.
This is a post card for Memory Lane.
The show closed with a post card from Duluth affiliate WDIO-TV, channels ten and thirteen, showing the Bayfront lights .
Carve Your Own Post Card .
Kaneto Shindo's WWII melodrama 'Post Card' follows a woman dealing with the loss of two husbands during the war.
WWII post card arrives at N.Y. Home 70 years later.
A (re)productive infield, post card from training camp.
Thursday and Saturday, the Big M's live racing programs will get underway at 1:10 pm Friday's card will start at the usual post time of 7 p.m.
The Post Office requires they be printed on 0.007 or 75 lb card stock and be a minimum of 5" x 3 1/2".
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In science:

Afterall, choosing post cards when you are on travel is a personal matter.
FPCP 2012 Summary Talk on Experiments
Remember, these are just souvenir post cards, visually impressive views of the various physics topics presented, not part of a guide book.
FPCP 2012 Summary Talk on Experiments
As we flipped through the souvenir picture post cards of experiment results selected from all those presented at FPCP 2012, we have seen a wonderfully-rich abundance of new results.
FPCP 2012 Summary Talk on Experiments
Thus, it is hard to predict what the post cards will look like next year at FPCP 2013 in Buzios, Brazil.
FPCP 2012 Summary Talk on Experiments
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