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letter drop

(in a door or partition) a slot through which letters can be pushed.
Origin of letter drop
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Reads on, suddenly lets the letter drop, and clasps her hands.

  • Blue Bonnet sighed as she finished and let the letter drop into her lap.

  • But here Ingeborg let the letter drop to the floor and sat thinking.

    The Pastor's Wife Elizabeth von Arnim
  • He lay still a long time after letting the letter drop from his hands.

    Magnhild Dust Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson
  • As his eyes fell on the next paragraph, a sudden change passed over him; he let the letter drop on the floor.

    The Fallen Leaves Wilkie Collins
  • Natalya let Rudin's letter drop on to her lap, and sat a long time motionless, her eyes fixed on the ground.

    Rudin Ivan Turgenev
  • In taking his handkerchief out of his pocket he let a letter drop on the ground.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Then his expression changed, and a few moments afterward he let the letter drop and sat very still.

    The Coast of Adventure Harold Bindloss
  • Then as he was folding up an extra-fine outing shirt, he saw a letter drop to the floor.

    Randy of the River Horatio Alger Jr.
  • Sylvia let the letter drop on her lap, and stared before her with blank eyes.

    More about Pixie Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

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