postmistress

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n postmistress a woman postmaster
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n postmistress A woman who has charge of mails or of a post-office.
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Usage

In literature:

She had succeeded in having a post-office established at "Lower Brandon" and herself made postmistress.
"Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee" by (His Son) Captain Robert E. Lee
The postmistress handed him back through the grill his card with a letter.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Let us ask the Postmistress.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 99, July 12, 1890" by Various
I took a whole day to write it, and you should have seen the postmistress's eyes stick out when I mailed it.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I tried to wake the postmistress, when he heard me and I had to run for my life.
"The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters" by Edward S. Ellis
The postmistress sat alone in her office and looked out into her garden.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
No, everything must be kept dark and she mailed her sample when even the postmistress was gone.
"Shadow Mountain" by Dane Coolidge
In the country districts, postmistresses and female carriers are not a novelty.
"Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10)" by Burleigh James Bartlett
He walked straight up to the postmistress.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 4 of 6" by Eugène Sue
Even Big Andy, the boyish young giant from the Oromocto, wavered for a few hours in his allegiance to the postmistress.
"The Ledge on Bald Face" by Charles G. D. Roberts
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In news:

In The Postmistress , Sarah Blake contrasts the life of wartime radio journalist Frankie Bard, broadcasting live from London in 1941, with the peacetime lives of several of her listeners, residents of a small town in New England.
The Postmistress By Sarah Blake Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam 336 pp.
She has built her career around the natural and historical resources of her home state, including her current job at Gasparilla Island State Park It all started at the suggestion of the local Postmistress.
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