courier


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COURIER. One who is sent on some public occasion as an express, to bear despatches, letters, and other papers.
     2. Couriers sent by an ambassador or other public minister, are protected from arrest or molestation. Vattel, liv. 4, c. 9, Sec. 123.

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When suddenly he asked me whether I knew why he had been called away from his work (he had been buying supplies from peasants somewhere in Central France), I answered that I didn't know what the reason was originally, but I had an idea that the present intention was to make of him a courier, bearing certain messages from Baron H.
Miss Harrogate was specially radiant and ready for conversation on this occasion; and her family had fallen into the easier Continental habit, allowing the stranger Muscari and even the courier Ezza to share their table and their talk.
It is perfectly safe," said the courier contemptuously.
Mother's afraid to leave him alone, and the courier won't stay with him; so we haven't been to many places.
The courier stood looking at Winterbourne offensively.
some courier or other," replied the governor, redoubling his attention to the passing bottle.
Ferrari was engaged, for six months certain, as Lord Montbarry's courier.
Nothing was wanting to complete the picture but an announcement in the next sentence, presenting the courier as carried away, in his turn, by the insatiate passion for play.
The courier is to come here without fail to-morrow morning--in time for the tidal train to Paris.
C'est a Kirsch je bense--je l'ai vu toute a l'heure--qui brenoit des sangviches dans la voiture," said the courier in a fine German French.
Anna looked out of the window and saw Alexey Alexandrovitch's courier on the steps, ringing at the front door bell.
It also shone on the courier of the Dorrit family, making tea for his party from a supply he had brought up with him, together with several other small stores which were chiefly laid in for the use of the strong body of inconvenience.