mailbag

Definitions

  • A man stands over Que, who is asleep on his mailbag
    A man stands over Que, who is asleep on his mailbag
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mailbag letter carrier's shoulder bag "in Britain they call a mailbag a postbag"
    • n mailbag pouch used in the shipment of mail
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mailbag A bag in which the public mail is carried. In the United States postal service the canvas bags used for papers and parcels are called mail-sacks, the locked leather bags mail-pouches.
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Usage

In literature:

Ruth managed to slip the big envelope addressed to Mr. Hammond into the mailbag in the hall without spurring Helen's curiosity again.
"Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures" by Alice Emerson
It keeps up with the express train, and is present at the opening and the shutting of the mailbags.
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
But the policeman had a mailbag to deliver that night, and we had to push on.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
I wiped her off the side of the car like a mailbag is clipped from the fast express by the catch-hook.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
But that evening she wrote several letters which she did not show Helen, and took them herself to the mailbag in the lower hall.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
It was the one time we cursed the heavy mailbags that arrived with unceasing regularity every night.
"From the St. Lawrence to the Yser with the 1st Canadian brigade" by Frederic C. Curry
Smith, the agent, was emerging from the office with mailbags.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
At every solitary house along the road we stopped to leave a mailbag.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863" by Various
The padlock on that mailbag was all bent and bunged up when the stage smashed up against that tree.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
They found the mailbags where he had dropped them before he crashed, but they never found a trace of him or his plane.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
The arrival of the mailbag put an end to this discussion.
"The Haunted Homestead" by E. D. E. N. Southworth
On the 22d of February, 1794, a canoe left Cincinnati with a federal mailbag consigned to Pittsburg.
"Historic Towns of the Western States" by Various
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In news:

Cavs' Twitter mailbag: What the Cavs like about Tristan Thompson.
It's Friday, which means it's time to answer your questions in the SEC mailbag.
This mailbag was amended on Nov 16 to include a statement from the producer.
Here's a brief ombudsman's mailbag about an old wound that seems to keep opening.
Jay Cutler Mailbag , Part 1.
Jay Cutler Mailbag , Part 2.
Welcome to the Monday Terps Mailbag , the second edition of a new weekly installment where you ask questions and I write down answers to those questions.
MORNING SHOW MAILBAG -TODAY'S LETTER.
Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag .
Letters in the editor's mailbag .
Lloyd's Twitter mailbag : Assessing the Cavs' big men and reserves.
Welcome to the mailbag .
John Keim answers your questions in Redskins Mailbag .
Welcome to the debut of our new (and hopefully improved) Twitter mailbag .
We'll start there in this week's Mailbag .
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