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post-bag

[pohst-bag] /ˈpoʊstˌbæg/
noun, British.
1.
2.
a batch of mail from a single delivery.
Origin of post-bag
1805-1815
First recorded in 1805-15
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  • A couple of days later Peer was lying in bed, when the post-bag was brought in.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • The post-bag dangled from his saddle, and the reins lay on the pony's neck.

    Peter and Jane

    S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
  • Bass followed, showing a determination to have the post-bag.

    Stories of Animal Sagacity W.H.G. Kingston
  • However, she saw when it was put into the post-bag, that it was for Lady Morville.

    The Heir of Redclyffe Charlotte M. Yonge
  • He was interrupted by the arrival of the post-bag, which Jane, as usual, opened.

    Scenes and Characters Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The post-bag had just come in, and Ruth and Gertie were sorting the letters.

    Rogues and Vagabonds George R. Sims
  • 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
  • I laughed, I remember, thinking that they had forgotten the post-bag.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • But then I reflected that I knew nothing of what might be happening daily to the post-bag.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • The coming of the post-bag had been scarcely noticed in the school-room that morning.

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