courier

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courier

a special messenger, esp one carrying diplomatic correspondence
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Courier

A monospaced typeface originating from the typewriter that was commonly used for writing letters. It used to be considered by many to be the "appropriate" typeface for business correspondence, but that is no longer the case.

  This is an example of the monospaced
  Courier font.  Each letter occupies
  the same horizontal space.
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She left me, to marry an Italian courier, named Ferrari--and I am afraid it has not turned out very well.
The courier's wife was shown in--a little meek melancholy woman, with white eyelashes, and watery eyes, who curtseyed deferentially and was troubled with a small chronic cough.
A courier came in about eight o'clock as Francois brought in the fifth bottle, and, although the courier made a great noise, Baisemeaux heard nothing.
He informed them that the carriage belonged to a Nabob from Calcutta and Jamaica enormously rich, and with whom he was engaged to travel; and at this moment a young gentleman who had been warned off the bridge between the paddle-boxes, and who had dropped thence on to the roof of Lord Methuselah's carriage, from which he made his way over other carriages and imperials until he had clambered on to his own, descended thence and through the window into the body of the carriage, to the applause of the couriers looking on.
"Our courier says they take you right up to the castle," the young girl continued.
The reader guesses beforehand whom the usher preceded in announcing the courier from Bretagne.
"But I am a rather curious sort of courier." Then, as if changing the subject, he said abruptly: "He has a daughter--and a son."
'Gowan, eh?' muttered Tip, otherwise Edward Dorrit, Esquire, turning over the leaves of the book, when the courier had left them to breakfast.
"I am Tosilos, my lord the duke's lacquey, Senor Don Quixote," replied the courier; "he who refused to fight your worship about marrying the daughter of Dona Rodriguez."
"The courier had orders to wait for an answer," he said.
"It is good for me, bad for another traveler, and for himself it's unavoidable, because he needs money for food; the man said an officer had once given him a thrashing for letting a private traveler have the courier horses.
"Bring me hither that fellow!" said the Marquis to the courier.