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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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  • And what about the telephone message the station agent sent?

    The Man in Lower Ten Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The station agent came to the door of the depot, stretching and yawning.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • It was Bryant, the station agent; and he was the bearer of a telegram addressed to Constance.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • Orson was called in by the station agent before he could question any of the greeters.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • To her astonishment, she saw her trunk lifted into this wagon by the station agent and the boy who had spoken to her.

    Betty Gordon at Bramble Farm Alice B. Emerson
  • The station agent stood at the corner of the building, watching him curiously.

    Trail's End George W. Ogden
  • Maybe the station agent could give us a little milk for the pussy.

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

    Dave Porter in the Gold Fields Edward Stratemeyer
  • I talked with the station agent last night and they have four specials scheduled in this morning and they usually only have two.

    Helen in the Editor's Chair Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • That night there came a message from the Arizona station agent.

    The Man of the Desert Grace Livingston Hill

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