from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who carries parcels.
- n. A device for carrying parcels, as on a bicycle.
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I am a most ardent devotee of modern movements, because they are at worst experiments, and motion is necessary to life, I fail to see why it is necessary in picking up something new always to drop something old, as if one were an awkward, butter-fingered parcel-carrier.
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