• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Post-day the day on which the post or mail arrives or departs
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. poste—L. ponĕre, positum, to place.


In literature:

Every evening came thus a letter, which he had posted in Bursley on the previous day.
"Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett
He was always to be found at his post, by night and by day.
"White Jacket" by Herman Melville
A few days afterward, General Coffee was detached with nine hundred men to attack a body of the enemy, posted at Tallushatchee.
"Thrilling Adventures by Land and Sea" by James O. Brayman
Then night came on, and next day a land-mark and a finger-post seemed missing in our every-day journey.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
Three days later it was taken out of the mail-bag in the post-office of Clairvend.
"Saxe Holm's Stories" by Helen Hunt Jackson
The number of post-offices in the United States on the 1st day of July last was 18,417, being an increase of I,670 during the preceding year.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents," by James D. Richardson
I have this moment heard that the post goes every day, so I must conclude, that you may get this letter the sooner.
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1" by Rupert Hughes
He kept to his post, and each day spent half an hour in writing.
"The Grizzly King" by James Oliver Curwood
The number of post-offices on that day was 12,780 and on the 30th ultimo 13,028.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
He made his first visit to me a few days after the landing of the troops at this post, in 1822.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
After many fruitless trips to the post-office, we were one day handed a letter for grandma.
"The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate" by Eliza Poor Donner Houghton
I know a post of lancers a league and a half from here, and before it is day I will bring some of them here.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VI." by Various
This order will be carried into effect under the direction of the commanding officer of each post and station the day after its reception.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
I cast up the notches on my post, and found I had been on shore three hundred and sixty-five days.
"The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Of York, Mariner, Vol. 1" by Daniel Defoe
Next day they marched down into the plains of Argos, and fixed their post about four miles from that city.
"History of Rome, Vol III" by Titus Livius
Post-Day, by not hearing from you.
"Trial of Mary Blandy"
The first days in a new post are always very busy ones.
"The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912" by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
Rousseau did not merely throw up a post which would one day have made him rich.
"Rousseau" by John Morley
As the day drew to a close I was posted at the window to telegraph as soon as "Cap'n Howard's" white horses appeared over the hill.
"Homestead on the Hillside" by Mary Jane Holmes
The total number of post-offices in the United States on the 30th day of June, 1893, was 68,403, an increase of 1,284 over the preceding year.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland

In poetry:

In tippling was his whole delight,
Each sign-post barr'd his way;
He spent in muddy ale at night
The wages of the day.
"The Drunken Father" by Robert Bloomfield
They held their post, they saved the day,
Those young lions from the West;
What higher tribute can we pay,
"They fought like Britain's best."
"Langemark" by Abner Cosens
I kind ov mind them days I went
With Betsy Ann a-sparking'.
Time hed a'drefful sneakin way
Ov passin' without markin'
A single blaze upon a post,
An' walkin' noiseless es a ghost!
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
The rambler vine climbed up the cottage post,
the leaves in the night still where the day had placed
them, the animal heads of the flowers where they had arisen
to think at the sun
"Transcription Of Organ Music" by Allen Ginsberg
Two days had pass'd, when madam thought once more,
To set the thread, as she had done before;
He left the bed, pretending he was sick,
Resumed his post; again the lover came,
And, with my lady, play'd the former game.
"The Three Gossips' Wager" by Jean de La Fontaine
That's 'ow it was all night. I schemed a treat,
Workin' shrood points, an' sweatin' blood, almost;
But every time I'm beat
Right on the post.
All me matchrnakin's bust -- the task uv days --
Through Danny's duds an' my wife's tackless ways.
"The Dance" by C J Dennis

In news:

Wednesday November 21, 2012 Posted 6 days, 6 hours ago by Double J.
Changes are afoot across the LCA corridor from the TU's northern suite: Erik Kriss will take over the day-to-day operations of the New York Post's Capitol bureau.
Friday April 23, 2010 Posted 2 years, 7 months ago by Otis Day.
Friday November 2, 2012 Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago by Tom King.
The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal posted robust defenses of Latter-day Saints — and that's worth noting.
Friday November 23, 2012 Posted 2 days, 5 hours ago by Mike DuBord.
A couple of weeks ago, Marion made Cornish Hens with Meyer Lemons and Olives for our Valentine's Day post here.
Blogger's apology: I received the media release about this the morning of the debut, and technical difficulties at the Seattle P-I website delayed the posting of this article by 2 days.
It's always a red-letter day when Faruk posts new collaborations.
I don't make it a habit to post menus, but some sound so tantalizing that I can barely help myself with Grant Grill's Father's Day Beer, Barley, & Hops menu, June 18 to 24.
From the post-punk legends' forthcoming Record Store Day EP, 'One Drop'.
Chelsea may not make past group stages Posted: Nov 21, 2012 FOX Soccer's Match Day crew break down all the action from the Champions League.
Mangled claims in Saturday's N.H. Top viewed stories, photo galleries and community posts of the day.
Monday October 15, 2012 Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago by Red Kingman.
First, it was the poor post-9/11 job market that led him from New York to Palm Beach to become a real estate agent by day and a bartender by night.

In science:

In order to obtain the necessary photometric data, Hamuy (2004a) interpolated the observed V and I magnitudes to 50 days post explosion.
A Study of the Type II-P Supernova 2003gd in M74
The present-day, post-eruption wind of Eta Car is also bipolar in shape with a speed comparable to that of the nebula (Smith et al. 2003), although it is much weaker than the mass-loss rate during the 19th century eruption that made the nebula.
Eta Carinae and Nebulae Around Massive Stars: Similarities to Planetary Nebulae?
The term multiplied by the post-post-Newtonian parameter δ also enters the calculation of the relativistic light propagation for som modern-day experiments .
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
Our final STIS image is taken 373 days post burst.
GRB 020410: A Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglow Discovered by its Supernova Light
We note that the OT colour was obtained 12 days post-burst, so we can interpret it as either the result of significant extinction due to dust in the host galaxy, or the r esult of a contribution from an underlying SN, or the GRB occurred at a high redshift.
The red optical afterglow of GRB 030725
They therefore proposed that either the survey suffered an additional bias that prevented the detection of longer period binaries, or, that post-common envelope binaries really have only very short periods (<3 days), i.e., binaries with slightly longer periods (e.g., 3 days < P < 2 weeks) are very rare.
The Origin and Shaping of Planetary Nebulae: Putting the Binary Hypothesis to the Test
The sdB binary period distribution peaks at less than 1 day, but has a substantial number of systems with periods as long as ∼100 days, contrary to what is observed in the post-common envelope CSPNe and WD populations (Sections 3.1 and 5.4).
The Origin and Shaping of Planetary Nebulae: Putting the Binary Hypothesis to the Test
In Sect. 5 we prove the applicability of the analytic method of for the CMB dynamics at the inflationary stage, which is based on the shortness of this stage compared to the post-inflationary evolution to the present-day electroweak vacuum.
Asymptotic freedom in inflationary cosmology with a non-minimally coupled Higgs field
Northern hemisphere collected in 276 days and a hot spot was found with a post-trial probability of 1.34% to be due to background fluctuations .
Rapporteur Summary of Sessions HE 2.2-2.4 and OG 2.5-2.7
The timing of glitches - sudden speed ups of the rotation period relaxing back in days to years - gives information on the composition and dynamics of the outer crust of the star through post-glitch relaxation.
Cosmic Matter under Extreme Conditions: CSQCD II Summary
Of the “failures” to explain superconductivity during the early post quantum mechanics days, two theories are noteworthy for their elegance and the distinguished participants involved.
Failed theories of superconductivity
Only a few days after our preprint appeared on the arXiv, another new preprint was posted there, which announces a classification of resolving subcategories in PD(R) by solving the equivalent problem of classifying tilting classes over R.
Classification of resolving subcategories and grade consistent functions
Fig. 6.— Comparison of the Hα line profiles for the northern and southern parts of Hα at 7982 days post explosion.
Late Spectral Evolution of the Ejecta and Reverse Shock in SN1987A
Rodr´ıguez-Gil et al. (2010) determined the period of the binary to be 0.068 days, the shortest period known for a binary central star, and found the binary to be composed of a WD primary and a post-AGB secondary.
New results on planetary nebula shaping and stellar binarity
The value T0 = 576 time bins (corresponding to 2 days of real time) can be approximately estimated from the posts activity pattern, cf.
Patterns of Emotional Blogging and Emergence of Communities: Agent-Based Model on Bipartite Networks