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rural route

a mail delivery route in a rural area.
Origin of rural route
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The letter or parcel is simply addressed to the post office, to the patron and the rural route is given.

  • The average cost of the service on a rural route, therefore, exceeded the average revenue derived from postage by $687 per year.

    Government in the United States James Wilford Garner
  • The addition of the rural route number and box makes the most complete designation possible.

  • The payment for a twenty-five-foot traveling post office is a little over half the pay per mile for a rural route carrier.

  • On one rural route the number of daily papers delivered increased in three years from thirteen to 113.

    The Challenge of the Country George Walter Fiske

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