from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A house or hotel where post-horses are kept.


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  • The posting-house courtyard had been congested, with several coaches changing their teams, and the postilions from rival services to Beauvais loudly disputing the right to a pair of horses.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • In her younger years, a posting-house in such a town was a posting-house; and when M. Faragon married her, the heiress of the then owner of the business, he was supposed to have done uncommonly well for himself.

    The Golden Lion of Granpere

  • Consequently, I relapsed into devoting my whole faculties to the distance-posts and their numerals, and to solving difficult mathematical problems for reckoning the time when we should arrive at the next posting-house.


  • I told the postilions on no account to pass the carriage, but to keep it steadily in view, and to pull up at whatever posting-house it should stop at.

    The Room in the Dragon Volant

  • He awoke only for a minute or two at the next posting-house where he had fortunately secured horses by sending on his man, he told me.

    The Room in the Dragon Volant

  • IT was fortunate that Michael Strogoff had left the posting-house so promptly.

    Michael Strogoff

  • Less than ten minutes afterwards a Tartar officer appeared in the posting-house.

    Michael Strogoff

  • The mujik and Michael resumed their way and arrived at the posting-house.

    Michael Strogoff

  • The mujik was accordingly conducting his guest straight to the posting-house, when, in a narrow street, Michael Strogoff, coming to a sudden stop sprang behind a jutting wall.

    Michael Strogoff

  • “Who, then, was that young man whom thou didst call thy son a few moments ago at the posting-house?”

    Michael Strogoff


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