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postilion

, postillion
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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Now give ten crowns to the postilion," said D'Artagnan, in the tone he would have employed in commanding a maneuver; "two lads to bring up the two first bags, two to bring up the two last, -- and move, Mordioux
The postilion of this relay is deaf and dumb, monseigneur.
Give the postilion orders to conceal the carriage in one of the side avenues.
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.
The valet had put her away from the door, the carriage had broken into a brisk trot, the postilions had quickened the pace, she was left far behind, and Monseigneur, again escorted by the Furies, was rapidly diminishing the league or two of distance that remained between him and his chateau.
Then would Mr Dorrit, pulling up the glass again, reflect that those postilions were cut-throat looking fellows, and that he would have done better to have slept at Civita Vecchia, and have started betimes in the morning.
39) At the same time, he admitted that Henry VIII, "the postilion of the Reformation, made way for it through a great deal of mire and filth" and reiterated that "He was not to defend him, nor to lessen his faults" but to prove that God used "to employ princes who had great mixtures of very gross faults to do signal things for his service.
When he made his Magpies' debut at home to Brighton and Hove Albion it was on the right wing, a postilion then-Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce had done his best to coach out of him.
ACI is pleased to expand its relationship with CSI, which also utilizes our advanced Postilion offering for card processing, said Andreas Suma, vice president, ACI Worldwide.
Former Sunderland Harrier Jack Martin, who was having his first outing over 10 miles, also impressed, finishing in 24th postilion, while Morpeth's Ian Hudspith continued to amaze by finishing in 29th place in 51 minutes 39 seconds, a time which puts him at the head of the UK over-40 rankings, a position he also hold at the 10k and halfmarathon distances.
Adam: "Mes amis, ecoutez I'histoire" (Le postilion de Lonjumeau).
Postilion, a global provider of payments software solutions and a division of S1 Corporation, announced that it is assisting its African banking and retail clients in updating their technology during the continent-wide migration from magnetic stripe cards to chip cards.