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see postal servicepostal service,
arrangements made by a government for the transmission of letters, packages, and periodicals, and for related services. Early courier systems for government use were organized in the Persian Empire under Cyrus, in the Roman Empire, and in medieval Europe.
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mail

Dispatches of correspondence and other objects tendered by and intended for delivery to postal administrations (ICAO).

mail

the hard protective shell of such animals as the turtle and lobster

mail

(messaging)
1. electronic mail.

2. The Berkeley Unix program for composing and reading electronic mail. It normally uses sendmail to handle delivery.

Unix manual page: mail(1)

mail

(1) Synonymous with e-mail when dealing with computer applications.

(2) (Mail) The e-mail clients in the Mac and Windows. Mail was the name of the Mac client before Microsoft adopted it for Windows 8. See Mac Mail and Windows Mail.
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Mailman said her father was particularly involved with the Treasure Valley Scout Reservation in Rutland, making sure it was maintained and the scouts had everything they needed to get their badges.
One such mailman told Sunday's Zaman that he had delivered mail all over ystanbul for 20 years and that it had been a very pleasurable job.
Previous research at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) at the Mailman School found that prenatal exposure to PAHs can negatively affect childhood IQs and is linked to anxiety, depression and attention problems in young children.
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He's like the old-fashioned mailman you'd see in a Rockwell painting," said Blake Rodger, 34, who's lived on the route for four years.
It's not what it used to be," says Armando Pasten, a mailman who has delivered in the capital's Zona Rosa neighborhood for 23 years.
The Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health, part of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, recently announced the release of a new study of 60 newborns in New York City which reveals that "prenatal exposure to combustion-related urban air pollutants alters the structure of chromosomes of babies in the womb.
CONTACT: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, (212)304-7100, www.
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Three other grants issued went to Catholic Relief Services, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health to fund treatment and mother-to-child transmission prevention programs.
Albert Lippincott, the mailman of the title is a postman - anally retentive about his delivery method - but he is also a prisoner of his own desires and the systems he creates to keep them in check.
He has captured not only the tortured mind of mailman Albert Lippincott, but the American dream that turns swiftly from comedy to terror (comic terror).