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first post

n
(Military) Brit the first of two military bugle calls ordering or giving notice of the time to retire for the night. The second is called last post
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I adjured him to write by the first post and to agree with us for an early hearing; then I asked him if the experience in question had been his own.
I knew the next day that a letter containing the key had, by the first post, gone off to his London apartments; but in spite of--or perhaps just on account of--the eventual diffusion of this knowledge we quite let him alone till after dinner, till such an hour of the evening, in fact, as might best accord with the kind of emotion on which our hopes were fixed.
and then they put him in his sleigh and escorted him as far as the first post station.
As to the monk, without withdrawing the poniard from the wound, he ran to the window, opened it, leaped out into the flowers of a small garden, glided onward to the stable, took out his mule, went out by a back gate, ran to a neighbouring thicket, threw off his monkish garb, took from his valise the complete habiliment of a cavalier, clothed himself in it, went on foot to the first post, secured there a horse and continued with a loose rein his journey to Paris.
By the first post I got my directed envelope with a dirty scrap of paper enclosed, on which was written with a carpenter's pencil in a sprawling hand, "Sam Bloxam, Korkrans, 4 Poters Cort, Bartel Street, Walworth.
I was six weeks in crossing over the pass and coming down to the first post on Great Slave Lake.
This little conundrum came by the first post, and he was to follow by the next train.
Tech first post, an automotive news magazine, has revealed details of the BMW Series 1 sedan.
First Post operates a downstream access mail service in Scotland, which is said to be a cost effective alternative to Royal Mail's first and second class services.
11 May 2016 - UK-based independent parcels, mail and logistics operator DX has exchanged contracts for the acquisition of the trade and assets of The Legal Post (Scotland) Ltd and First Post Ltd from First Scottish Group Ltd for a total consideration of GBP 3.
About an hour after the first post, "The large bear appears to finally be headed in the right direction.
In 1959, an arrangement to provide a mail service for the several hundred oil company employees on Das Island was made and later in 1963, the emirate's first post office was established on the island.

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