parcel post

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n parcel post postal service that handles packages
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Parcel post That branch of the post office having to do with the collection, transmission, and delivery of parcels{4}. The British Inland Parcel Post was established in 1883. The rates in 1913, dating from 1897, were 3d. for parcels not exceeding one pound and 1d. for each additional pound up to the limit of 10 pounds. A general parcel post was established in the United States by Act of August 24, 1912, which took effect Jan. 1, 1913. At that time, parcels could not exceed 11 pounds in weight nor 72 inches in length and girth combined. Provision is made from insuring parcels, and also for sending parcels C.O.D. The rates of postage vary with the distance. See Zone, below.
    • Parcel post that department of the post office concerned with the collection and transmission of parcels; also, the transmission through the parcel post deparment; as, to send a package by parcel post . See parcel post in the vocabulary.
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Usage

In literature:

I posted the parcel in London, and went and sat in the waiting-room.
"About Peggy Saville" by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
It is a very harmless romance that consists in sending a few cut flowers by Parcel Post, Cousin Janetta.
"A True Friend" by Adeline Sergeant
Having laid these aside, he opened a bulky parcel the post had brought.
"Old Valentines" by Munson Aldrich Havens
I said there was nothing except the letters and perhaps a small parcel from the post office.
"The Five Jars" by Montague Rhodes James
For some months past many complaints had been made at the front, and in Australia, in regard to the parcel post.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
I have some pups, too," he added modestly, "but they are coming by parcel-post to-morrow.
"The Children of Wilton Chase" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
A number are now sent by Parcel Post, as well as in more wholesale method.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
You could come near sending the whole of Slopson by Parcels Post.
"Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Cannot go by parcel post.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
The number of parcels at present sent through the post amounts to about eleven millions annually.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
I feel so deliciously irresponsible the minute I start off, like a parcel being sent to some nice destination by post.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
The rural free delivery and the parcel post bring the daily mail to the farmer's door.
"Rural Life and the Rural School" by Joseph Kennedy
The parcel has not come; pray Heaven the next post bring it safe.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
One may send "harmless live animals" by parcel post, with the chances eight to five that the animal will be reduced to pulp or die of old age.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
Tobacco, without a parcels post to bring it to us, became very scarce.
"To Lhassa at Last" by Powell Millington
Shipment may be made either by express or by Parcel Post.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
The parcel post came in at half-past ten, and brought several bulky-looking packages addressed to "Miss S. Lindsay".
"The Third Class at Miss Kaye's" by Angela Brazil
The telephone, the automobile and the parcel post all bring the farmer nearer town.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
From time to time also convoys and parcel-posts with little luxuries came through.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
Letters and parcels can be received and posted every day if necessary.
"With our Fighting Men" by William E. Sellers
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In poetry:

Thin as hair are the shadows of sunset
When they follow drawn-out every tree.
On the road through the forest the post-girl
Hands a parcel and letters to me.
"God's World" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

Parcel giants FedEx and UPS will still be able to keep piggybacking on the US Postal Service network to remote locations, after the ailing agency on Wednesday pulled back on plans to close thousands of rural post offices.
But Parcel Post May Beat Phoning Home.
If you use regular parcel post and want your packages delivered by Christmas, the deadline is here.
Henry Spencer and David Spee recently purchased a parcel of land along Baldwin Avenue near the Patsy Takemoto Mink Post Office.
If you use regular parcel post and want your packages delivered by Christmas, the deadline is here .
Canada Post's suggested mailing date for regular service was on Monday of this week, "but if you're sending it today, we're going to do everything possible to get that parcel under the tree," said spokesperson Eugene Knapik.
Canada Post's suggested mailing date for regular service was Monday, "but if you're sending it today, we're going to do everything possible to get that parcel under the tree," said spokesman Eugene Knapik.
Dec 11 Express Mail International, Dec 14 Parcel Post, Dec 20 First-Class Mail , Dec 21 Priority Mail and Dec 22 Express Mail .
FIRST-CLASS MAIL SHOULD BE SENT BY DEC 20 TO ARRIVE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS THE RECOMMENDED DEADLINE FOR PARCEL POST IS DEC 14 AND FOR EXPRESS MAIL , DEC 22.
The recommended deadline for parcel post is Dec 14 and for express mail , Dec 22.
Military Mail Addressed To Express Mail Military Service (EMM) First-Class Mail Letters/Cards Priority Mail Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL) Space Available Mail (SAM) Parcel Post.
There's something inherently romantic about the medium of good old through-the-post parcels, but email is most likely the way you'll be communicating these days.
Posts Tagged 'United Parcel Service.
Deutsche Post DHL said it will build the largest parcel center in Germany in the Hessen city of Obertshausen, near Frankfurt.
It's Christmas crunch time at Auburn post office for cards, parcels.
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