Post-office

Definitions

  • The First Post-office in the Sky
    The First Post-office in the Sky
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Post-office an office for receiving and transmitting letters by post: a department of the government which has charge of the reception and conveyance of letters
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Post Office, Churt The Post Office, Churt

Quotations

  • Albert Camus
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    “A sub-clerk in the post-office is the equal of a conqueror if consciousness is common to them.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

The post-office abuses were remedied, the grafters ousted from the government offices.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
When you do go to the Post Office I should be glad if you would send off this telegram for me.
"Good Old Anna" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
A post-office messenger has just gone in with a letter for him.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
The nearest town, only a post office, was Waukopee.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
In 1827 there were 101 post-offices, and 2,368 miles of established post-route.
"The Stamps of Canada" by Bertram Poole
I cannot go out from our Post Office in Northampton and go over and get what I want at some other Post Office a little further down the street.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee
By the time he reached Ramona, the rest of the party were inside the post-office.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
He did not suspect that his employer had sent him to the post office merely to get him out of the office, yet such was the fact.
"From Farm to Fortune" by Horatio Alger Jr.
The first Colonial post office is established in 1710.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
But if he insisted as he had with the store and the position in the post-office!
"Abijah's Bubble" by F. Hopkinson Smith
I found the Post Office a sort of joint post-office and stationer's shop, the principal business consisting in the sale of newspapers.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
When I landed I was thinking of the post-office, which was my first objective point.
"Down South" by Oliver Optic
A marked instance of this will be found in the administration of the affairs of the Post Office Department.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
At the present time there are considerably over 6,000 post-offices.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
The address of "Wee Tot" was given with her letter in Post-office Box No.
"Harper's Young People, July 6, 1880" by Various
I keep my eyes fixed on the doors of the Post Office.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
The post office had a building to itself.
"Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
Inquiries regarding the history and durability of paper boats occasionally reach me through the medium of the post-office.
"Voyage of the Paper Canoe" by Nathaniel H. Bishop
All of a sudden you spy the words, painted in red, 'Post Office.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
For further particulars apply, post paid, to T. T. S., Post-office, Bath.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
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In poetry:

Fixed his clock, in the post-office--
Painted fer him, clean and slick,
'Crost his safe, in gold-leaf letters,
"J. Culwells's Wriggle Crick."
"Down On Wriggle Crick" by James Whitcomb Riley
Take warning by Fred, and avoid for a friend
The man who would tempt you your savings to spend;
Don't waste your spare money in riotous pranks,
But put it in Penny, or Post-office Banks.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - III" by E W Bowling
OH! listen to the tale of little ANNIE PROTHEROE.
She kept a small post-office in the neighbourhood of BOW;
She loved a skilled mechanic, who was famous in his day -
A gentle executioner whose name was GILBERT CLAY.
"Annie Protheroe. A Legend of Stratford-le-Bow" by William Schwenck Gilbert
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
'Twas ANNIE, gentle ANNIE, as you'll easily believe.
"O GILBERT, you must spare him, for I bring him a reprieve,
It came from our Home Secretary many weeks ago,
And passed through that post-office which I used to keep at Bow.
"Annie Protheroe. A Legend of Stratford-le-Bow" by William Schwenck Gilbert
It was n't many minutes 'fore the post-office was filled
With a seethin' bunch a-thirstin' fer to see an artist killed;
They did n't think o' Hawkins, fer he'd covered up his play,
So they fell to argumentin', in a gin'ral sort o' way.
"Valentine Day in Cactus Center" by Arthur Chapman

In news:

Semi located across from Post Office.
A Small Town's Post Office, And Its ' Squire '.
Short- staffed Skagway Post Office awash in mail.
Postal bill averts 3,700 post-office closings for at least two years, but fails to address deeper, structural problems in how the postal service manages a vast operation, rivaled only by Wal-Mart in total employment.
It has a little post office, of course.
When LuckyPie Pizza and Taphouse opened in the old Louisville post office at the beginning of August, it became an instant hit.
Many other companies have holding companies in Nevada that are little more than a post-office box.
On May 12, letter carriers from the Conrad Post Office, and from across the country, will once again collect food on their mail routes to feed the hungry in our communities.
OurWeekly > los-angeles > crenshaw-post-office-be-renamed- tom-bradley .
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A ceremony renaming the Crenshaw Post Office for former Mayor Tom Bradley will be held Saturday.
We're calling about the post office waiting line .
Google Maps A car was found partially submerged in a pond behind the Plainsboro post office.
Post office now only sells stamps to customers.
Express service might be all you have time for at one New Hampshire post office.
Vandals destroy collection box outside post office.
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