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- n. A person employed in the express business.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person employed in the express business; also, the driver of a job wagon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man employed in any department of the business of carrying packages or articles by express; especially, a driver of an express-wagon who receives and delivers parcels.
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I must be careful or I'll go back home and call the expressman a 'carrier' and a pie a 'tart' and a cracker a
So, the fellow calls the expressman, an 'tells him to get the package at a nice remote spot, an' to deliver it to you, an 'collect on delivery. "
It was a pallid-eyed youth of eighteen in overalls who received Michael, receipted for him to the expressman, and carried his crate into a slope-floored concrete room that smelled offensively and chemically clean.
Although not a direct descendant, he is collaterally related to Benjamin Pierce Cheney (1815-1895), the early American expressman.
She was ready for the end, waiting for the expressman, when the door opened and in walked Lester.
It was several days before she could bring herself to the actual execution of the plan, but one afternoon, Lester, having telephoned that he would not be home for a day or two, she packed some necessary garments for herself and Vesta in several trunks, and sent for an expressman.
Nelson, although he lingered to say something in a low tone to Janice, was right behind the expressman.
"And neither does nobody else," declared the expressman excitedly.
Frank said nothing to the town expressman about having lent Marty Day the money that the boy had evidently needed to pay his traveling expenses.
Nelson had made no mistake when he took the expressman into the plot.