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freight agent

a representative of a common carrier who manages the freight business in a local district.
Origin of freight agent
1835-45, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • “My trotter is not used to this sort of thing,” said the freight agent.

    Young Auctioneers Edward Stratemeyer
  • Shes as sound as a nut, declared the freight agent, with indignation.

  • But as he had five dollars, he did not mind the small sum paid him by the freight agent.

    The Boy Pilot of the Lakes Frank V. Webster
  • You see, I went to the freight agent of the only railroad that runs to Deacon's Bay.

    The Gray Mask Wadsworth Camp
  • Seeing this, the freight agent decided to drive back home, taking a much better road, which led down to Easton.

    Young Auctioneers Edward Stratemeyer
  • "Why yes, I saw that fellow get aboard," answered the freight agent.

    The Rover Boys on a Tour Arthur M. Winfield
  • The freight agent who was called as a witness testified as to the good character of the man previously, but he was a thief.

  • The freight agent at once disappeared around the corner of the building.

    Young Auctioneers Edward Stratemeyer
  • She said nothing whatever to Jarvis, but stood awaiting the return of the freight agent with an averted cheek.

  • At first the freight agent declined delivering under such circumstances.

    The Underground Railroad William Still

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