from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A card (not a postal card) which can be closed, stamped, and sent as a letter.


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  • We were standing at slanting desks in the Kiel post-office, Davies scratching diligently at his letter-card, and I staring feebly at mine.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • She sealed the letter-card and dropped it in the post-box, then sent a second telegram to cover the information in it.

    St Peter's Finger

  • Having sent off the telegram she obtained a letter-card, and wrote immediately, remaining in the post office to do so:

    St Peter's Finger

  • At the post-office he stopped; purchased a letter-card; held his pen a while as he polished the glimmering idea that now had taken form; then wrote to his Mary: --

    Once Aboard the Lugger

  • Owing to the reduction in the Domestic letter rate of postage, the issue of the 3c letter-card, the 3c stamped envelope, and the 3c postage stamp from the Department has ceased.

    The Stamps of Canada

  • Next morning he wrote a letter-card and posted it on his way to the shop.

    Of Human Bondage

  • At the post office he stopped and wrote a letter-card.

    Mr. Britling Sees It Through

  • Look at these letters (producing a letter and a letter-card.)

    The Philanderer

  • Don Luis took the letter-card and, on examining it, found that the address and the postmarks had been scratched out so as to make it impossible to read the name of the addressee or where he lived, but that the place of posting was quite clear, as was the date: Paris, 4

    The Teeth of the Tiger

  • There was a letter on the writing-table, or, rather, a letter-card, the edges of which had been torn along the perforation marks; and they saw the outside of it, with the address, the stamp, and the postmarks.

    The Teeth of the Tiger


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