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[pohst-bag] /ˈpoʊstˌbæg/
noun, British.
a batch of mail from a single delivery.
Origin of post-bag
First recorded in 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The letter was directed, sealed; it only remained for him to place it in the post-bag, lying near at hand.

    After Dark Wilkie Collins
  • The post-bag dangled from his saddle, and the reins lay on the pony's neck.

    Peter and Jane S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
  • This letter was laid with others upon the study table, and I myself put them in the post-bag.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A couple of days later Peer was lying in bed, when the post-bag was brought in.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • Unfortunately, Mr. Nevill has been content to give us merely gleanings of his mother's notebooks and post-bag.

  • My post-bag day by day contains a certain missive which is not a letter.

    'I Believe' and other essays Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • As soon as her clouded brain understood who wanted her, she was ready to throw her post-bag to the winds.

    A Fortunate Term Angela Brazil
  • I laughed, I remember, thinking that they had forgotten the post-bag.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • When the post-bag arrived at the house on Monday morning, it was opened as usual by the squire himself at the breakfast-table.

    Doctor Thorne Anthony Trollope
  • But then I reflected that I knew nothing of what might be happening daily to the post-bag.

    Prester John John Buchan

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