postilion

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postilion

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a person who rides the near horse of the leaders in order to guide a team of horses drawing a coach
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For many women, the festive office knees-up is simply a grand opportunity to get crazed with Babycham and kiss the postboy under the mistletoe.
Nor was there a street name, as towns were then much smaller - the local postboy would be expected to know where solicitor Mr Jones worked.
Apparently, the baby was the result of a drunken office fling with an 18-year-old postboy.
how he went from postboy to the prince of pop, how he put everything on the line to land the biggest hit of the decade .
125), coach proprietors, coachmen, and postboys actively opposed lowering tolls for steam carriages.
The mail-coach system, as De Quincey notes in his opening paragraphs, was instituted by John Palmer in 1784, with the key aims of improving the speed and security of the post, previously carried by postboys on horseback who were vulnerable to attack by highwaymen.