postal service


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Recent Examples on the Web The world’s oldest postal service won a court injunction Wednesday against the Communication Workers Union’s proposal for a national strike., "Top Baker aide leaving for renewable-energy developer," 14 Nov. 2019 Oak Creek received a letter from USPS on July 30, 2019, notifying the city of the postal service’s intent to construct a mail processing center at that location. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Oak Creek is being cut out of talks about a huge mail facility planned in the city, officials say," 16 Oct. 2019 The party even had difficulty getting the postal service to deliver its mailers. Jo Becker, New York Times, "The Global Machine Behind the Rise of Far-Right Nationalism," 10 Aug. 2019 There are far more efficient ways of transferring money than on paper and through the postal service. Christopher Elliott,, "Problem Solved: Firm sends health claim check to old address; then new check bounces," 10 Nov. 2019 Pressley had worked for the postal service for almost 22 years, said David McGinnis, the inspector in charge of the US Postal Service's Charlotte Division. CNN, "A suspect is under arrest in the fatal shooting of a South Carolina postal worker," 30 Sep. 2019 The Post-a-Nut program is a postal service begun 28 years ago to promote tourism and later expanded to help bulk up business so the tiny post office wouldn’t lose status or staff. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Mail carrier delivers an unusual object to San Diego Opera," 16 Sep. 2019 The postal service has created commemorative postmarks for special occasions and events such as the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival. Johnny Diaz,, "Post office creates postmark for Naval destroyer USS Paul Ignatius," 5 Aug. 2019 Evans said the postal service was originally offered a space in the first phase of Lane Parke’s redevelopment which opened in October 2016 in Mountain Brook Village. William Thornton |, al, "Mountain Brook post office coming to Lane Parke," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of postal service

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postal service was in 1885

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1 Dec 2019

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“Postal service.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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Kids Definition of postal service

: a government department in charge of handling the mail

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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