• MAIL
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mailing the transmission of a letter "the postmark indicates the time of mailing"
    • n mailing mail sent by a sender at one time "the candidate sent out three large mailings"
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Mess and distribution of mail Mess and distribution of mail

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The total volume of mail that went through the Canadian postal system in 1950 was 1,362,310,155 items
    • n Mailing A farm.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The full name of the Titanic ship is R.M.S. Titanic, which stands for Royal Mail Steamship
    • n mailing Linked mail in general.
    • n mailing The conventional device adopted, as in early monuments of art, to give the idea of a garment of mail.
    • n mailing A piece of land for which rent or feu-duty is paid; a farm.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Roughly 44% of junk mail is thrown away unopened
    • n Mailing a farm
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  • Charles F. Kettering
    “If a fellow wants to be a nobody in the business world, let him neglect sending the mail man to somebody on his behalf.”
  • Doug Horton
    “If it looks like shit, smells like shit, mail it to your enemy... he'll know what to do with it.”
  • Jamais Cascio
    Jamais Cascio
    “The difference between e-mail and regular mail is that computers handle e-mail, and computers never decide to come to work one day and shoot all the other computers.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “He that respects himself is safe from others; He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.”
  • Henry Lewis Stimson
    Henry Lewis Stimson
    “Gentlemen do not read each others mail.”


Mailed fist - Someone who rules or controls something with a mailed fist is in absolute control and tolerates no dissent. A mailed fist in a velvet glove is used to describe someone who appears soft on the outside, but underneath is very hard. 'Iron fist' is an alternative form.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Scot., fr. mail, tribute, rent. See 2d Mail
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Blackmail.


In literature:

Both he and the mail bag, especially the mail bag.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
He sought the mail-department of the great newspaper; the clerk couldn't remember, there were so many calling for mail.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
Most mail carriers used dog teams.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Thus panoplied with mail of self-consecration to an ideal, Esther Randolph met and withstood the suit of Oswald Langdon.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
The wedding may be formally announced by cards mailed on the day of the wedding.
"How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters)" by Mary Owens Crowther
The mail-carrier from Fullerton to Winnipeg found that combination very desirable.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Mail came in by dog-team from Nome, going to Dawson and the outside, so I mailed several letters.
"A Woman who went to Alaska" by May Kellogg Sullivan
You must look after my mail carefully.
"Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman" by Emma Speed Sampson
The first regular mail started from New York to Boston on January 1, 1673.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
After two more miles of it it was evident that we could not reach the mail cabin that night.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck

In poetry:

Then shall come singers,
Singing no swan-song,
Birth-carols, rather,
Meet for the mail child
Mighty of bone.
"The Voyage To Vinland: Bioern's Beckoners" by James Russell Lowell
Cased all in silver mail;
But he, I love and fear,
In glittering gold beside me bold
Sits like a lover near.
"Death In Life" by Madison Julius Cawein
Wild music and a feast,
And one's belovèd near
In burning mail--why am I pale,
So pale with grief and fear?
"Death In Life" by Madison Julius Cawein
The servan he did ride,
An his horse it did na fail,
For in twa hours an a quarter
He brocht the coat o mail.
"Traditionary Version" by Andrew Lang
The servan he did ride,
An his horse it did na fail,
For in twa hours an a quarter
He brocht the coat o' mail.
"The Battle Of Harlaw" by Anonymous British
"Oh, well, it surely seemed a shame, but no one really was to
blame; and this year all the birds around (I heard it from a wren)
will put their mail most carefully safe in a holeproof hollow tree.
And every crow is going to be a happy crow again!"
"February" by Nancy Byrd Turner

In news:

The Secretary of State's office is spreading the word that Monday, July 18 is the last day to register on line or by mail for the August 16 primary election.
(Absentee ballots slow in being returned)….The Registrar of Voters says 29,000 vote by mail have been sent out.
Bermudez says she is encouraging all vote by mail voters to return their ballots as soon as possible.
Just sign up for an e-mail newsletter and receive a coupon for a free full-sized bar in your e-mail.
Cingular 's Xpress Mail is a push solution, which delivers POP3/IMAP e-mail and reroutes corporate e-mail through a desktop client.
The Postal Service's "last opportunity" to deliver or return valuable mail - received 53.4 million pieces of mail that were "undeliverable.
The Postal Service's "last opportunity" to deliver or return valuable mail — received 53.4 million pieces of mail that were undeliverable.
Direct mail marketers take note—the US Postal Service (USPS) has announced several rate increases for first-class mail, standard mail, periodicals, package services and special services.
This month we'll talk a bit more on the actual execution of what it takes to get your targeted direct mail campaign mailed out to best effect.
The cost of mailing a letter inside the country is set to cost a penny more, as the US Postal Service raised its First-Class Mail stamp rate from 44 to 45 cents, effective Jan 22.
WASHINGTON — The cash-strapped US Postal Ser­vice said Mon­day it is seek­ing to move quickly to close 252 mail pro­cess­ing cen­ters and slow first-class deliv­ery next spring, cit­ing steadily declin­ing mail volume.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The cash-strapped US Postal Service said Monday it is seeking to move quickly to close 252 mail processing centers and slow first-class delivery next spring, citing steadily declining mail volume.
Like most e-mail programs, Mail's main window is divided into columns: "From," "Subject" and "Date," etc.
E-mail client programs such as Outlook and Eudora support read receipt requests and responses, while Web-based e-mail does not.
Permanent mail-in ballots for those voters who reside in mailed ballot precincts can expect to receive their ballots within a week to 10 days.

In science:

This unique nature of e-mail id makes the results retrieved to be unique to the particular person having that e-mail id.
We.I.Pe: Web Identification of People using e-mail ID
School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia E-mail address : N.
Frankl-F\"{u}redi-Kalai Inequalities on the $\gamma$-vectors of flag nestohedra
The second author would like to thank Professor Jun Tomiyama for his stimulating discussion on matrix monotone functions through e-mail.
On generalized Powers-St$\o$rmer's Inequality
The Solovay-Kitaev algorithm was first described in an e-mail discussion list by Solovay in 1995.
Random walks in Euclidean space
Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Umeå universitet, S-901 87 Umeå, Sweden E-mail address : Jonas.
Generation and Properties of Snarks