from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Great Britain, a branch post-office where letters, parcels, etc., may be posted, but from which no delivery is made to persons addressed.
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Hugh Ritson had left the receiving-office and was crossing the parade-ground when a loud hubbub arose near the lodge.
At eight o'clock the governor appeared at his receiving-office.
Half an hour later a posse of the civil guard, with two assistant warders, brought the recaptured fugitive into the governor's receiving-office.
An hour after, B 2001 was recalled to the receiving-office.