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POSTMAN, Eng. law. A barrister in the court of exchequer, who has precedence in: motions.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He folded the stamps in with his manuscript, dropped it into the letter-box, and from three weeks to a month afterward the postman came up the steps and handed him the manuscript.
You lazy old darling, you hate answering letters, don't you?" pursued Magdalen, dropping the postman's character and assuming the daughter's.
The postman, instead of turning naturally, had ducked and tumbled against the garden fence.
He took the letter from the postman, and went back into the dining-room.
Item the second came through the postman. Worthy Mr.
'Like a general postman's coat --queer coats those--made by contract--no measuring-- mysterious dispensations of Providence--all the short men get long coats--all the long men short ones.' Running on in this way, Mr.
and what stopped my breath for a moment, when the postman having brought a couple of letters, my mother said, 'Here, Agnes, this is for you,' and threw one of them to me?
TO almost every house in the land, as regular as the milk man, more regular than the postman, there comes each morning the newspaper boy.
Man's thumb-mark on corner,-- probably postman. Best quality paper.
Whilst we were speaking we were startled by a knock at the hall door, the double postman's knock of the telegraph boy.
But even after the astronomers accounted for the different distances, the galaxies still did not appear equally bright, Lauer and Postman reported in September at a cosmology conference in Milan, Italy.
There is a daring American genre of apocalyptic futurology that I love, and I took Neil Postman's Technopoly along on a Jumbo flight expecting a treat of intellectual tosh.