from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See post office.
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- n. the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
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But for keeping up with on-the-roaders, standard postal service leaves something to be desired.
A well regulated routine of tribute and taxation, personally inspected by the Caliph; a network of waterways, canaux d’arrosage; a noble system of highways, provided with viaducts, bridges and caravanserais, and a postal service of mounted couriers enabled it to collect as in a reservoir the wealth of the outer world.