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  • In this porch was set a tiny glass oval; and here one could stand, secure from rough weather or the curiosity of an occasional passer-by, and watch for mounting postman or expected guest; just as no doubt fifty odd years before, through this very peep-hole, anxious eyes had strained for news-carrier or outrider bringing tidings of sailor son or soldier husband, absent on foreign service in the Great War.

    The Way Home

  • Before the introduction of mails, he was the universal news-carrier, and could tell all about the movements of the whole world.

    Western Characters or Types of Border Life in the Western States

  • The old news-carrier concluded to go with her, for he said "there was a p'int he wanted to mention to Parson Humphreys that he had forgotten to bring for'ard when they were talking on that 'ere subject two months ago."

    The Wide, Wide World

  • Jenny laughed; and just then the door opened and Mr. Van Brunt and the old news-carrier came in.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • He had seen Miss Anna, he resumed, "for so brief an instant -- on an errand -- that he had not made civil inquiry after the others, but had left good-by for them about as a news-carrier wads and throws in the morning paper!"

    Kincaid's Battery

  • Nothing more serious can happen than the failure of the butcher's and the grocer's carts, unless, indeed, the little news-carrier should fail to board us with the world's daily bulletin, or our next-door neighbor should be deterred from coming to sit by the blazing, excited fire, and interchange the trifling, harmless gossip of the day.

    Backlog Studies

  • "Printer, news-carrier, and collector, will be as much honour as you can withstand at once;" and he had as little idea of the part Benjamin would play in the work as the boy had himself.

    The Printer Boy. Or How Benjamin Franklin Made His Mark. An Example for Youth.

  • The old news-carrier concluded to go with her, for, he said, "there was a pint he wanted to mention to Parson Humphreys that he had forgotten to bring for'ard when they were talking on that 'ere subject two months ago."

    The Wide, Wide World

  • But here, curse him! he is a sort of privileged nuisance --- one of the last specimens of the old fashioned Scottish mendicant, who kept his rounds within a particular space, and was the news-carrier, the minstrel, and sometimes the historian of the district.

    The Antiquary

  • If I might appoint to the spirits of the departed their offices, I could wish nothing merrier than that that same Cato should be made the news-carrier from the kingdom of Zenobia to the council of the gods.

    Zenobia or, the Fall of Palmyra

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