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mail car

noun
1.
a railroad car for carrying mail.
Origin of mail car
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • The fact was evident that Albert Cullen either had fired his Winchester up by the mail-car, or else had not fired it at all.

    The Great K. & A. Robbery Paul Liechester Ford
  • And I pointed to some cartridge-shells that lay on the ground beside the mail-car.

    The Great K. & A. Robbery Paul Liechester Ford
  • Just as we coupled to the mail-car a crowd of strikers swarmed out of the dusk.

    The Nerve of Foley Frank H. Spearman
  • At length a sound, and an approaching object, proved to them that the driver of the mail-car had been as good as his word.

  • I was on the mail-car, traversing this road in the reverse direction.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
  • Before 1870 the Gairloch mail-car started from the Dingwall railway station.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
  • The mail-car leaves Achnasheen for Gairloch soon after the arrival of the morning train from the south.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
  • She would see me into the mail-car—she said so herself—and then that mail-clerk relative of hers would carry me to Ogden.

    The Road Jack London
  • It's hard enough on myself to be down ready for the mail-car in the morning, sorting letters in the half-dark.

    Contemporary One-Act Plays Sir James M. Barrie

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