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post-boat

[pohst-boht] /ˈpoʊstˌboʊt/
noun, British
1.
Origin of post-boat
1590-1600
1590-1600
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  • The post-boat lay in her old berth at the eastern jetty, her mainsail set and her twin giants spitting over the rail.

    The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
  • It was the post-boat of that desolate rock, fetching letters from the mainland, and ready to receive them from Denmark.

    The Bondman Hall Caine
  • The twins (for such they proved to be) were most benignant giants, and asked us aboard the post-boat galliot for a chat.

    The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
  • This evening at sunset I start in the post-boat for the mainland, on my way to the place of Juliet's tomb—Verona.

    Pencillings by the Way N. Parker Willis

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