Definition of Lost-and-found
1. Noun. Repository in a public building where lost articles can be kept until their owners reclaim them.
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Literary usage of Lost-and-found
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Southern Literary Messenger (1859)
"LOST AND FOUND. Dear Angel, in my happy dreams, I saw you ere you came to me, As morning sees the ..."
2. Pioneering the West, 1846 to 1878: Major Howard Egan's Diary : Also by Howard Egan (1917)
"LOST AND FOUND, OR RIDING IN A CIRCLE. Another pony express rider on the Salt Lake ride to Rush Yalley made Cedar Fort (Fort Crittenden), in Cedar Valley. ..."
3. Perley's Reminiscences of Sixty Years in the National Metropolis by Benjamin Perley Poore (1886)
"... THE PRESIDENT-ELECT WITH PROMINENT MEN—REMARKABLE MEMORY—SOUTHERN COMMISSIONERS—THE INAUGURAL MESSAGE LOST AND FOUND—THE NEW CABINET—THE INAUGURATION. ..."