Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bag for carrying mail-matter; a mail-bag.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Four days later an envelope, directed to Miss Swancourt in a strange hand, made its appearance from the post-bag.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • But then I reflected that I knew nothing of what might be happening daily to the post-bag.

    Prester John

  • I laughed, I remember, thinking that they had forgotten the post-bag.

    Prester John

  • And even Sir Anthony had raised his eyes and shaken his head, when, on opening the post-bag at the breakfast-table an operation which was always performed by Lady Aylmer in person her ladyship had exclaimed, ‘again no letter!’

    The Belton Estate

  • The next thing you might fancy would be the Sultan walking out with a spud and a couple of dogs, on the way to meet the post-bag and the Saint

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • When the post-bag arrived at the house on Monday morning it was opened as usual by the squire himself at the breakfast-table.

    Doctor Thorne

  • The two following letters for Lord Ballindine were sent off, in the Grey Abbey post-bag, on the evening of the day on which Mr

    The Kellys and the O'Kellys

  • Nobody was with him as he opened his post-bag, which he took from the messenger as the boy was coming up to the house; he therefore read his letter alone, on the lawn, and he continued pacing up and down before the house with a most perturbed air, for half an hour.

    The Kellys and the O'Kellys

  • Government, graced by permission to sit in the Cabinet, was not allowed to open his own post-bag.

    Phineas Redux

  • On the Tuesday morning she had felt so certain that she had contrived to open the post-bag herself in spite of illness — but there had been nothing for her.

    Ayala's Angel

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