Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A town on a post-route, where relays of post-horses can be obtained.
- n. A town in which a post-office is established.
“But when, with the purpose of gaining some intelligence respecting my present place of abode, I asked to which post-town she was to send or carry the letter, a stolid ‘ANAN’ showed me she was either ignorant of the nature of a post-office, or that, for the present, she chose to seem so. — ‘Simpleton!’”
“‘What! and not know the name of the post-town?’ said I, out of patience.”
“I determined, however, to buy the mare of him, when he should reach the end of our journey, and send her back to my cousin at Osbaldistone Hall; and with this purpose of reparation I resolved to make my uncle acquainted from the next post-town.”
“Having made up my packet, in which my earnest desire to vindicate my character was strangely blended with reluctance to quit my present place of residence, I rode over to the post-town, and deposited my letter in the office.”
“I was altogether in earnest; and I believe that many a farmer now has his letters brought daily to his house free of charge, who but for me would still have had to send to the post-town for them twice a week, or to have paid a man for bringing them irregularly to his door.”
“What is to hinder your facili tating the post-office work, and obliging a lady, by adding the name of the post-town (if it happens to be left out), with your own hand?”
“She wrote in a great hurry, and she is not quite certain whether she added the name of the post-town, ‘Ossory.’”
“Griffith wrote to Caroline Ryder, and addressed the letter in a feigned hand, and took it himself to the nearest post-town.”
“Here was a small post-town called Mill Creek; and near by, the high ridge called 'Bunker”
“But when a messenger of the Bailie's had returned from the nearest post-town with a letter from Colonel Talbot, all fear on this account was at an end.”
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