from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A letter intended for a person residing within the delivery of the post-office where it is posted.


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  • One morning Paul found a drop-letter in the mail which greeted him daily.

    The Spinner's Book of Fiction

  • A drop-letter came to me asking me to lecture here for a church debt.

    Mark Twain, a Biography — Volume II, Part 1: 1886-1900

  • After asking a few friends to sign an article of agreement to pay one dollar a year during five years for the orphan asylum, and mailing a couple of letters to Levi Coffin and Rev.E. M. Cravath, of Cincinnati, I took from the office a drop-letter from M.. Burton Kent, County Superintendent of the Poor, containing the following notice:

    A Woman's Life-Work

  • Each graf started with a large drop-letter capital.



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