Origin of mailbox
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Examples from the Web for mailbox
How do you deal with the flurry of invitations and requests that fills your mailbox—especially when you are notoriously reclusive?Jasper Johns: The Secrets of a Master at Work
March 15, 2014
Mailbox enables me to keep up with the constant barrage of email, making sure that nothing goes unseen.Matt Galligan, Co-founder and CEO of Circa, Shares His Home Screen’s Apps
February 4, 2014
And when I opened up her mailbox—before me stood hundreds of fraudulent charges.Woman Finds Mysterious Charges on Her iTunes Bill: A Modern Whodunit!
Nancy Neufeld Callaway
January 31, 2014
Ferracci has said his name is on the mailbox only because his children, who live with their mother, share his name.François Hollande’s Corsican Mafia Love Nest?
January 14, 2014
This is the key to the mailbox which is located in the main post office in the city on Ervay Street.The Man Oswald First Tried to Kill Before JFK
Bill Minutaglio, Steven L. Davis
October 3, 2013
There he was observed opening a mailbox, and the name thereon was duly recorded.
He'd checked the mailbox beside the front porch but there'd been no name.
You didn't happen to notice whether the mailbox flag was up, did you?Highways in Hiding
George Oliver Smith
Oscar's the one who actual put it in the mailbox and stole the stamp!Master of None
Lloyd Neil Goble
He remembered the mail and raised the window and reached down into the mailbox.The Last Place on Earth
James Judson Harmon
- mainly US and Canadian
- a slot, usually covered with a hinged flap, through which letters, etc are delivered to a building
- a private box into which letters, etc, are deliveredAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): letter box
- mainly US and Canadian a public box into which letters, etc, are put for collection and deliveryAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): postbox
- (on a computer) the directory in which e-mail messages are stored; also used of the icon that can be clicked to provide access to e-mails
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Word Origin and History for mailbox
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