- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips has begun a blog-style diary at her website.
- When I was growing up, the papers I had most access to were The Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday.
- We read in Press Gazette that Alan Bennett is taking up the post of deputy editor of the Western Mail.
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- 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.
- 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.
Middle English (in the sense 'travelling bag'): from Old French male 'wallet', of West Germanic origin. The notion ‘by post’ dates from the mid 17th century.
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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.
noun[mass noun] historical
- 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.
- 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.
verb[with object] (often as adjective mailed) Back to top
- 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.
Middle English (also denoting the individual metal elements composing mail armour): from Old French maille, from Latin macula 'spot or mesh'.
the mailed fist
- The use of physical force to maintain control: the country’s leadership has shown its continued reliance on the mailed fistMore 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.