from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the posts at the head of a four-post bedstead.
- n. In the stall-partition of a stable, the post nearest the manger.
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The graves were fenced round with a slight bamboo railing, and a little carved wooden head-post was put to mark the spot.
That the showers may not find me unprepared, I pack with my hamaca an extra length of rope, to be stretched taut from foot-post to head-post, that
To-day I received three letters from your Reverence by the way of the head-post.