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mailboat

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[meyl-boht] /ˈmeɪlˌboʊt/
noun
1.
a boat for transporting mail.
Origin of mailboat
1785-1795
An Americanism dating back to 1785-95; mail1 + boat
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  • Don't you know that it is rather a serious thing to delay a Spanish mailboat?

    For Jacinta Harold Bindloss
  • Wyndham was wanted at home, the ebb tide was running and a mailboat was due to call at Takana lagoon.

    Wyndham's Pal Harold Bindloss
  • Leaning on it he looked down on the water and on the mailboat clearing the harbourmouth of Kingstown.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • The afternoon passed in preparation of monthly reports scheduled to go on the mailboat expected in that evening.

    Terry Charles Goff Thomson
  • I don't expect him until he calls for his man—the one I've just hove out—when the West-coast mailboat comes in.

    For Jacinta Harold Bindloss
  • You could find a West-coast mailboat goin' home if you went down the creek in the launch.

    For Jacinta Harold Bindloss

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