mail carrier


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we always give our faithful mail carrier a special card for Christmas
Recent Examples on the Web The man who confronted a mail carrier and fatally shot her over delayed deliveries in 2020 has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Hannah Brock, The Indianapolis Star, 6 July 2022 Friday, a suspect approached a mail carrier on his route in Northwest Washington, D.C., demanded property, and assaulted the letter carrier, striking him in his chin, police said. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 3 July 2022 Following the war, Jefferson was a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, then became a Detroit Public Schools science teacher. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 25 June 2022 Having your email open all day is like someone calling you on the phone every two minutes or having a mail carrier at your door every five minutes. Caroline Castrillon, Forbes, 22 May 2022 Last month, federal officials announced a $50,000 reward for help in identifying two men who assaulted a mail carrier, causing a head injury, in Orlando on March 7. Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2022 According to the Facebook post from the police, on Jan. 19, someone on the street assaulted a mail carrier with a broomstick. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2022 Paramedics took the mail carrier to an urgent medical care center. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 12 Nov. 2021 As a mail carrier in the late 1800s, Ferdinand Cheval spent much of his time delivering mail to some of the most rural outposts of southeastern France. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of mail carrier

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Mail carrier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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