postal service

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n postal service the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office "the mail handles billions of items every day","he works for the United States mail service","in England they call mail `the post'"
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Quotations

  • Herodotus
    Herodotus
    “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. [The Motto Of The U.S. Postal Service]”

Usage

In literature:

Postal service, he thought, was no part of the national duty.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
Bagdad is in communication with Europe by means of two lines of telegraph, one British and one Turkish, and two postal services.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
The excellence of the postal service in India is surprising considering the difficult conditions under which it is worked.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
Sir Francis worked his way up to high rank in the Postal Service, which was something to be proud of.
"The King's Post" by R. C. Tombs
Women are employed in the postal and telegraphic service.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
The postal service between Kachmyr and Thibet is yet carried on in a very primitive form.
"The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ" by Nicolas Notovitch
There is no postal service; and schooners must take it, how they may and when.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
HUMOROUS SIDE OF THE POSTAL SERVICE.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
The postal and telegraphic services are also somewhat inadequate.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
Postal service in the Mahdi's kingdom, 300-1.
"Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892" by F. R. Wingate
In the postal service.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
All the railway lines, like the postal, telegraphic and telephonic services, are state property.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
By a law passed in May, 1908, women employees in the postal service were given the same pay as the men employees.
"The Modern Woman's Rights Movement" by Kaethe Schirmacher
In France, as the postmarks already illustrated denote, the British Army Postal Service has several grades of post offices.
"The Postage Stamp in War" by Fred. J. Melville
Postal Organisation, with special reference to the London Postal Service.
"The Development of Rates of Postage" by A. D. Smith
Under British administration roads and railways have been made, with telegraphs and a postal service.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
Also, they may improve the Turkish postal service.
"The Ship Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
He had a long service in the postal department, dating, as it did, from 1837 to the last day of 1891.
"The Bristol Royal Mail" by R. C. Tombs
There is a well-organized postal service.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
At least, that was when it came to the attention of the Postal Inspection Service.
"On Secret Service" by William Nelson Taft
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In news:

U.K.'s postal service to improve service levels, reduce operating costs within internal supply chain with new software.
Postal Service could save switching mail from truck to intermodal rail.
Even as the United States Postal Service sinks toward bankruptcy, House Republicans are abandoning their promise to debate postal reform before the August recess.
The US postal service is going to make some big changes, since they aren't getting any $$ help from Congress.
On the verge of losing billions of dollars in revenue, the US Postal Service this week is launching a new television advertising campaign designed to promote the security and reliability of snail mail .
US Postal Service looks to "electrify" its fleet.
Senator Brown Backs Bill To Help Postal Service's Solvency .
He could create his own stamps, and see just what the US Postal Service would accept.
Losses double for US Postal Service.
The US Postal Service more than doubled its losses in fiscal year 2010, despite cutting billions of dollars in expenses and trimming its staff.
Stop Congress from pushing your Postal Service off a cliff.
Your Postal Service is a constitutionally established agency that provides an affordable, accessible and universal government service.
Your Postal Service does not rely on tax dollars for its operation.
Smith served in the US Army during World War II and retired as mail carrier from the US Postal Service in January 1985.
With severe budget problems, the US Postal Service is examining ways to save money.
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In science:

You send the medium through a channel (e.g. the postal service).
The transmission sense of information
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