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station agent

a person who manages a small railroad station.
Origin of station agent
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Orson was called in by the station agent before he could question any of the greeters.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • The station agent stood at the corner of the building, watching him curiously.

    Trail's End

    George W. Ogden
  • There the station agent was called in to lend the counsel of his official position.

    Trail's End

    George W. Ogden
  • "Most of the passengers remained in the trains," said the station agent.

    Dave Porter in the Gold Fields Edward Stratemeyer
  • The station agent came to the door of the depot, stretching and yawning.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • That night there came a message from the Arizona station agent.

    The Man of the Desert Grace Livingston Hill
  • Maybe the station agent could give us a little milk for the pussy.

  • Boys will be boys, the station agent muttered as he went off down the road.

    The Motor Boys Clarence Young
  • The station agent is headed right for this place, and Henny is with him.

    The Orchard Secret

    Cleo Garis
  • The station agent dives into a tariff, after a moment nods “yes.”

    The Railroad Problem

    Edward Hungerford

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