• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Post-town a town with a post-office
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. poste—L. ponĕre, positum, to place.


In literature:

At Smithville, a small town some distance up the river, was a Confederate army-post.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Neither is any one of them dated inside at any town or post-office.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
One Sunday morning, he was posting up by Neidpath at a great pace, the country people trooping into the town to church.
"Spare Hours" by John Brown
Mary had just come from the little post-office in the town where she was spending the summer, and in her hand she held a bunch of letters.
"Fireside Stories for Girls in Their Teens" by Margaret White Eggleston
He wanted an excuse for asking permission to ride to town to post a letter.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
And he began to go to the post-office every day, and then to the authorities of the town.
"The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories" by Anton Tchekoff
The post-office was named Flandreau, and formed the nucleus of a large and flourishing town.
"The Indian Today" by Charles A. Eastman
Out on the post, not far away, a dog chose to bark at that town-clock bell.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
It was some time before the more opulent, who could afford to post to town in aristocratic style, became reconciled to railway travelling.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
I am just off to post this in the town.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
The public notice was posted in the town this morning.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
It is a long time to wait before I can write again, for there are no towns beyond Van Buren, and no post to carry a letter.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
South of the Town House on Fairfax stood the jail, stocks, and whipping post for the use of those who failed to keep the law.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
Pickets were immediately posted on the outskirts of the town, while the main body marched up to the hotel.
"The Black Phalanx" by Joseph T. Wilson
The Jewish and Greek merchants afforded it a medium; their trading towns were its posts.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
He served for seven years in the army, and afterwards assisted his father, who was post-master of his native town.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
I can give you his post town.
"The Fortunes Of Glencore" by Charles James Lever
At the beginning of the New Year Wyndham hastened back to town, and was soon at his post striving to adapt himself to the outlook of his life.
"An Engagement of Convenience" by Louis Zangwill
The Dutch favored the pillory and whipping-post, but a few towns had stocks.
"Curious Punishments of Bygone Days" by Alice Morse Earle
On this street also are the Post-Office and the Town Hall.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou

In poetry:

To Antwerp town I hasten'd post,
And as I took my evening meal
I felt my pouch,—my purse was lost,
O Heaven! Why came I not by Lille?
"Titmarsh’s Carmen Lilliense" by William Makepeace Thackeray
This little town, this little country is real
and thus it is so of the post and the cup
and thus of the violent heart. The zeal
of my house doth eat me up.
"The Break" by Anne Sexton
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

In news:

Posting problem prompts Barnstable Town Council to call off meeting.
Slideshow posted in Around Town Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Google's top brass haven't been posting on Google+ for weeks, making reports that the social network is a "ghost town" seem to gain more credibility.
Enlarge Lauren Long, The Post-Standard Ledyard town clerk Rose Marie Belforti listens as Ed Easter speaks during a forum Wednesday evening at Wells College.
Loomis Town Council candidates Dave Wheeler and Rhonda Morillas have won in the posted election results, with Wheeler receiving 42 percent of the vote, and Morillas receiving 34 percent of the vote.
Small Town T-shirt Design and Trading Post opens in Settlers Center.
The Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Small Town T-shirt Design and Trading Post on Sept 5.
Amelia Lowe posted this photo on Instagram, telling fans "So You Think Dance" partner Will Thomas flew into town to surprise her.
Town officials say they still don't know who swiped the Boston Post Cane.
Slideshow posted in Around Town Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
The State Police in Painted Post are investigating a robbery that occurred at 2:25 am on October 28 at the Byrne Dairy store located at 417 Park Ave in the Town of Corning.
Posted in Opinion Our Town, Our Town.
The US Postal Service's recent announcement that it was going to close its Edgard office seemed like the cruelest cut yet: What, if anything, puts a small town on the map, if not a post office.
Slideshow posted in Around Town Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
Paul Zimmerman, a former Berkeley Springs Post Office mail carrier, recalled the center of town when he was growing up and lived on Fairfax Street in the 1940's.