post office


  • The First Post-office in the Sky
    The First Post-office in the Sky
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n post office a children's game in which kisses are exchanged for pretended letters
    • n Post Office an independent agency of the federal government responsible for mail delivery (and sometimes telecommunications) between individuals and businesses in the United States
    • n post office a local branch where postal services are available"
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The Post Office, Churt The Post Office, Churt

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: India has the most post offices in the world
    • Post office An office under governmental superintendence, where letters, papers, and other mailable matter, are received and distributed; a place appointed for attending to all business connected with the mail
    • n Post office See under 4th Post.
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  • Albert Camus
    “A sub-clerk in the post-office is the equal of a conqueror if consciousness is common to them.”


In literature:

Got up at six and walked to F. Taylor's; after breakfast enquired for a letter at the bar, then at the post office but was disappointed.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
Tie, his master, had a post office, and that post office was where they got the news.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
It was the Post-Office.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
When, therefore, the girl in the post office at Beartown snapped out the remark just printed, he was roused to admiration.
"The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters" by Edward S. Ellis
I shall picture your reading this, and answering it before it has lain one night in the post-office.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
You passed his house near the post-office.
"A Tar-Heel Baron" by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
LLOYD hurried down the road to the post-office, her cheeks almost as red as her coat from her brisk walk in the wintry air.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Well, go up that street there until you come to the post office.
"A Woman at Bay" by Nicholas Carter
File closers:= Such officers and noncommissioned officers of a company as are posted in rear of the line.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Besides the gunboat in the river, he has a guard of sepoys, and there is an Indian post-office in the residency.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
The Johnstown Post Office Building, with all the office money and stamps, was carried away in the flood.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
At this post the bachelor officers usually pay a striker eight dollars a month.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
There was an Officers' Club, a library, a gymnasium, and at one corner, the post hospital.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
In the year 1861 the Post Office entered upon the business of banking by the establishment of the Post Office Savings Banks.
"A Hundred Years by Post" by J. Wilson Hyde
One came through the post-office, but was not postmarked where it was sent from; and had no postage on it.
"The Trial of Reuben Crandall, M.D. Charged with Publishing and Circulating Seditious and Incendiary Papers, &c. in the District of Columbia, with the Intent of Exciting Servile Insurrection." by Unknown
The only excitement of the Winter was going to the post office for the boys' letters.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
She hoped soon to have another two pounds to transmit to her by means of a post-office order.
"A Bunch of Cherries" by L. T. Meade
In the post-office John found two letters.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
But you don't seem to be cut out for a post-office ornament.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
On one occasion at a party given by several high school girls, a "country post office" was organized.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser

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:

Illinois State Police have cancelled an alert issued after an infant was abducted from the US Post Office in Toulon .
Hours to be trimmed at small Warren County post offices.
Sixty-nine small post offices in New Jersey are likely to have their retail hours slashed, under what the US Postal Service is calling the POST Plan.
Future of Yantic Post Office unclear after meeting.
Nine months and one public meeting later, there's still no resolution to the uncertain status of the Yantic Post Office.
Linda Stamato United State Post Office, Morris Street, Morristown.
Reward offered for information about burglary at Roscoe Post Office.
It is an issue that has been going on for quite some time with the economy not getting any better, neither is the situation with our Nation's post offices.
Linda Stamato United States Post Office, Morris Street, Morristown.
US Post Office losing more than $1 billion a month in 2012.
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US Post Office Reports Record Loss of Nearly $16 Billion.
Many of you who use the post office, heard last week that the US Postal Service is suggesting a.50 cent stamp as the standard cost for mailing a letter.
With today's technology, not many of us use the post office like we used to.
The Old Post Office Tower offers a capital vantage point .