from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman who is in charge of the operations of a local post office.
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- n. A female postmaster
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who has charge of mails or of a post-office.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woman postmaster
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When he turns up dead outside Conway Castle, the postmistress is the suspect and Penny is called into action.
After to the Roadhouse, and particularly for those who didn’t, couldn’t, or wouldn’t drink, the postmistress was the next best contact point for the Park.
But now he no longer came, and Judith, for all her deliberate flow of spirits, did not quite convince the watchful eyes of Leander’s lady — the postmistress was a trifle too cheerful.
Mum went back to the post office and asked the postmistress, who obviously knew my mother, andwho said, "I am ever so sorry, Mrs Farr, but there is nothing for you."
She loosens up when she makes friends with the village eccentric, Jeanne (Isabelle Huppert) – a chippy postmistress with a grudge against the family.
"No, not even the postmistress … Especially when she is on her bicycle" – that kind of thing.
On the eve of the United States's entrance into World War II in 1940, Iris James, the postmistress of Franklin, a small town on Cape Cod, does the unthinkable: She doesn't deliver a letter.
Mary became a postmistress, Chrys was in service in Glasgow and Daisy looked after her parents.
France grew up on a farm much like the one she describes, and paints a picture of bucolic pastures concealing a stagnant community of unresolved resentments where the same pieces of bric-a-brac circulate the jumble sales and the postmistress runs a secret information network to rival that of any South American dictator.
This week they were stretched further by the murder of postmistress Diana Garbutt in Melsonby.
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