Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as posting-house.

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Examples

  • The posting-inn was transformed into a restaurant; the upper storey was destroyed by fire, the roof had grown yellow with rust, the roof over the yard had fallen by degrees, but huge fat pigs, pink and revolting, still wallowed in the mud in the yard.

    The Bishop and Other Stories

  • After some consideration, however, he thought there might be a copy at the Crown, once an old posting-inn, at Overboro ': that was about the only place where I should be likely to find it.

    Round About a Great Estate

  • He describes himself as accepting a somewhat nondescript office at the posting-inn on the Great North Road, where he remains for an undefined but considerable period, and meets again with Francis Ardrey and the Rev.Mr. Platitude.

    The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'

  • From these data we can now construct an exact diary of Borrow's adventures, from the day on which he left London to that on which he arrived at the posting-inn on the Great North Road.

    The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'

  • I went to stay at the posting-inn, and just as I was asking for the address of Madame Toscani, she and her husband appeared on the scene.

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • While we were answering the questions of the officer, a young Frenchman, smart and intelligent-looking, offered me his services, and advised me not to put up at the posting-inn, but to take lodgings at D'Andremorit's. hotel, where I should find good apartments, French cooking, and the best French wines.

    The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova

  • The next day I arrived at the posting-inn at Perpignan in time for dinner.

    The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova

  • I went to stay at the posting-inn, and just as I was asking for the address of Madame

    The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova

  • While we were answering the questions of the officer, a young Frenchman, smart and intelligent-looking, offered me his services, and advised me not to put up at the posting-inn, but to take lodgings at D'Andremorit's hotel, where I should find good apartments, French cooking, and the best French wines.

    Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 06: Paris

  • a posting-inn, though it had nothing like a stableyard, and it stood in the middle of the steppe, with no kind of enclosure round it.

    The Bishop and Other Stories

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