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  • n. Alternative spelling of signpost.


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  • The empty beer joint parking lots and deserted clapboard houses sagging into lonely lantern lit shacks; a sign-post moon hanging in the night sky lights the icy crystal coat on a coal train parked upon a ridge.

    Winter Paints Nelson County

  • I remember seeing a many-pointered sign-post on the way of which one of the pointers (pointing off into sandy flatness) said, "Baghdad 413 km" (or something), and feeling completely surreal.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The Other Side is where the fixsters hang out. there isn't a sign-post, parking meter, or fence free to lock-up to within 2 blocks of this place.

    Keep It Simple, Stupid: Go Fixie!

  • To my husband I am a peg on which to hang his luxury, the sign-post of his ambition, a satisfaction to his vanity.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • As soon as the hounds have got back to (where they missed) the line,215 he must cast them round, making many a circle to and fro; and where the line fails, he should plant a stake216 as a sign-post to guide the eye, and so cast round the dogs from that point,217 till they have found the right scent, with coaxing and encouragement.

    On Hunting

  • If I thought it would do any good to the rising generation, I would cheerfully give my consent to the disinterment of the bones of any genteel highwayman (the more genteel, the more cheerfully), and to their exposure, piecemeal, on any sign-post, gate, or gibbet, that might be deemed a good elevation for the purpose.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • A link is a sign-post for those who elect to get more info.

    Nick Livingston Protecting The Country

  • The following from the Pope's first address at World Youth Day is surprisingly basic for such an academician: The Ten Commandments are not a burden, but a sign-post showing the path leading to a successful life.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • With this announcement, weather watchers in Florida lose another familiar storm season sign-post.

    'Very Active' 2006 Storm Season Seen

  • It is an undoubted fact, that in every palace or great house in this city, there is a little window fronting the street, provided with an iron-knocker, and over it hangs an empty flask, by way of sign-post.

    Travels through France and Italy


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