from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A day on which the post or mail arrives or departs.


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  • This is post-day at the pool, pre-night at the club.

    A Tame Vegas Picture

  • Then they'll be on consoles for the day and then they'll be post-day -- a couple-hour meetings of what they know and to work on theories.

    CNN Transcript Jan 23, 2004

  • Yet each foreign post-day she watched for the arrival of letters — knew the post mark, and watched me as I read.

    The Last Man

  • "But it isn't post-day," said Kate -- for the post illuminated Vavasor but three days a week.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • Each has been seen trotting home from market with a basket on her arm; each might be observed to shake a duster out of the upper windows; each would, occasionally, carry a huge bunch of keys, or wait at table during dinner; and, in the summer evenings, when it was not post-day, both of them would appear, dressed alike, sitting at work at the lower counting-house window, with the blinds thrown wide open.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 288, Supplementary Number

  • Abbey Yard; and these papers being universally approved as both instructive and entertaining, they ordered them to be sent down thither, with the Gazettes and Votes, for which they paid out of charity to the person who kept the coffee-house, and they were accordingly had and read there every post-day, generally aloud to the company, who would sit and talk over the subject afterwards.

    The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899

  • Out of humour at this mistake, he tore the paper in pieces, and put off repeating his confession till the next post-day.

    Chapter VI. Book II

  • I have made a mistake of twenty-four hours as to the post-day, which is the reason this letter did not go by the last courier.

    The Ruin of a Princess

  • You must be longing so ardently for post-day that I hate to think of the uncomfortable letter this is likely to be; but as Fanny is writing to you herself, my letter will be of less consequence.

    Lady John Russell

  • Thun, and he has not time to finish the letter to his dear father, which he much regrets, and requests me to let you know this, for, being post-day, he does not wish you to be without a letter from him.

    The Love Affairs of Great Musicians


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