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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'You have disappointed me,' she said very quietly, but with a look which the courier's wife had never seen in her face before.
Past remembrances, as well as present troubles, pleaded powerfully with Agnes for the courier's wife.
Miss Harrogate was specially radiant and ready for conversation on this occasion; and her family had fallen into the easier Continental habit, allowing the stranger Muscari and even the courier Ezza to share their table and their talk.
"It is perfectly safe," said the courier contemptuously.
Here are our two women, and Pa's valet, and a footman, and a courier, and all sorts of dependents, and yet in the midst of these, we are to have one of ourselves rushing about with tumblers of cold water, like a menial!
Shortly afterwards, the courier announced that the valet, and the footman, and the two maids, and the four guides, and the fourteen mules, were in readiness; so the breakfast party went out to the convent door to join the cavalcade.
"Yes, monsieur, yes; but a courier has just arrived."
"The letter which the courier brings to the governor of a fortress is sometimes an order."
"If you had made the voyages we have," he said, "you wouldn't much care about the weather." But nevertheless, traveller as he was, he passed the night direfully sick in his carriage, where his courier tended him with brandy-and- water and every luxury.
"Eugenio's our courier. He doesn't like to stay with Randolph; he's the most fastidious man I ever saw.
"The courier asks if there's an answer," the footman announced.
The postilions, with a thousand gossamer gnats circling about them in lieu of the Furies, quietly mended the points to the lashes of their whips; the valet walked by the horses; the courier was audible, trotting on ahead into the dun distance.