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rural free delivery

noun
1.
former name for rural delivery service.
Abbreviation: R.F.D.
Origin of rural free delivery
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism
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  • The auto, the telephone, rural free delivery; they're bringing the farmers in closer touch with the town.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
  • He did turn, the next time a lightning flash showed him a turn-off beside a rural free delivery mailbox.

    Operation Terror William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • The service extends into every commune, and practically all France is covered by rural free delivery.

  • The fourth assistant postmaster-general has charge of the rural free delivery system,--a very important service.

    Elements of Civil Government Alexander L. Peterman
  • The telephone and the rural free delivery have come and the automobile and the daily newspaper.

    My Boyhood John Burroughs
  • In 1897 $40,000 was the appropriation by Congress for the experiment in rural free delivery.

    The Challenge of the Country George Walter Fiske
  • These propositions were the postal telegraph, the postal telephone, rural free delivery and house-to-house collections of mail.

  • Used to be seventy-two, but the Government got busy with its rural free delivery, and now we get it right at our doors.

    Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West William MacLeod Raine
  • The rural free delivery consisted of a white horse, a creaking buckboard, and a young woman of determined manner.

  • The journey towards the town was continued, and presently those in the wagon came within sight of a rural free delivery turnout.

    The Rover Boys at Colby Hall Arthur M. Winfield

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