- 1Letters and packages conveyed by the postal system.More example sentences
- In front of our house is a seldom-used mailbox, because we receive our mail at a post office box in town.
- Further to this, should any person need to send any mail or small parcels quickly then there are alternative services which guarantee next day delivery for a reasonable cost.
- Buckingham Palace revealed that the Queen now sends second class mail when correspondence is not urgent.
- 1.1The postal system: you can order by mail the check is in the mail [as modifier]: a mail truckMore example sentences
- Buy dormant tubers in winter, either by mail from a specialty nursery or from a nursery or garden center.
- Test grades and certificates for accreditation were returned to us by mail.
- We sent all of the questionnaires by mail with a postage-paid return envelope.
- 1.2 [in singular] A single delivery or collection of mail: the new magazine that came in the mail todayMore example sentences
- Vanities arrive by the cartful for her every morning with the mail.
- Every morning, I nervously check the mail, every morning, my heart misses a beat.
- Today the mail brought a puffy package from the eastern Seaboard; inside were two books by Patch Adams.
- 1.3 Computing E-mail.More example sentences
- This piece of software is like a border security guard, sitting between your email software and your incoming mail.
- Once you combine encrypted mail with free Web storage space, you have the same functionality that a virtual safe-deposit box offers, for free.
- He thought as long as he signed on to the internet he would have mail waiting for him.
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- 1Send (a letter or package) using the postal system: if you will mail the coupon, we’ll send you a free trial packageMore example sentences
- Yeah, the postmark definitely can trace to the post office where they mailed the letter.
- The next day, he had two errands to run - one was to the post office to mail Laurie's letter.
- They drove to the post office to mail the letter in case someone found it before it could be posted.
- 1.1 Computing Send (someone) e-mail.More example sentences
- When an anti-virus program from a remote system mails you out of the blue, tells you that it blocked a virus you sent, tells you that you are likely infected with a virus and advertises itself, the remote site is sending you spam.
- So for example, if a friend (we'll call her Sally) mails you a jpeg as an email attachment, it will store this relationship.
- Unless you feel it is from a legitimate company that has made a genuine mistake in mailing you, do not respond to spam email messages.
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- Article 526.6 states that, ‘Small, harmless, cold-blooded animals, except for snakes, turtles, and turtle eggs, are mailable only when they meet certain requirements.’
- The Mail Art Piece produces a ‘glasslike’ postcard that is mailable.
- Each contributor now owns a unique edition of twenty unique mailable artifacts.
Middle English (in the sense 'traveling bag'): from Old French male 'wallet', of West Germanic origin. The notion 'by post' dates from the mid 17th century.
- 1Armor made of metal rings or plates, joined together flexibly.More example sentences
- Each Corinthian soldier wore a simple coat of chain mail beneath a set of light plate mail, complete with a helm that was adorned with a small plume of pure white fur.
- They all wore the battle armour they brought with them; steel plate mail with high, circular collars and round shoulder pieces.
- The twenty-five or so remaining Crimson Knights donned their plate mail and readied their weapons.
- 1.1The protective shell or scales of certain animals.More example sentences
- The man-beast tried to bit Wolfus, but his greenish dragon scale mail just wouldn't let its fang through.
- They probably need at least helms, to protect them from mobs of carrion birds, and mail on their bellies to cover ground-to-air arrows.
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- Clothe or cover with mail: (as adjective mailed) a mailed gauntletMore example sentences
- The Tapestry shows Norman knights and English soldiers wearing identical mailed hauberks or byrnies.
- They wore a mailed shirt called the 'hauberk', constructed of interlinked iron rings, which afforded protection to the body, upper arms and thighs.
the mailed fist
- The use of physical force to maintain control or impose one’s will.More example sentences
- Those original six are represented on the squadron's badge - the mailed fist apparently symbolises the first CO Lt Cdr R.F. Walker (apparent a ‘robust’ individual) and five clouds stand in for those five pilots.
- Soft talk or big stick, carrot and stick, accept the velvet glove or face the mailed fist.
- The balance of the country's history - before and after independence - is overwhelmingly weighted in favour of the mailed fist rather than the velvet glove.
Middle English (also denoting the individual metal elements composing mail armor): from Old French maille, from Latin macula 'spot or mesh'.