Definition of Night letter

1. Noun. A cheaper form of telegram sent for delivery the next day.

Generic synonyms: Telegram, Wire



Definition of Night letter

1. Noun. an unsigned leaflet distributed clandestinely ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Night Letter

night blindnesses
night care
night court
night emissions
night game
night hawk
night hawks
night heron
night hospital
night jasmine
night jessamine
night latch
night letter (current term)
night light
night lizard
night lizards
night myopia
night night
night out
night owl
night owls
night pain
night people
night person
night porter
night raven
night rider

Literary usage of Night letter

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1. Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry: From the Year by Mary Berry (1865)
"As yr last night's letter will arrive here to-morrow when I shall be in town, I leave orders for it to be sent after me by the coach ..."

2. The Law of Contracts by William Herbert Page (1922)
"A deferred day service at rates lower than the standard telegram rates as follows: One and one-half times the standard night letter rate for the ..."

3. Oral and Written English by Milton Chase Potter, Harry Jewett Jeschke, Harry Orrin Gillet (1921)
"The night letter, 0J"». the other hand, is telegraphed at the ... A fifty-word night letter ""^ay therefore be sent at the same cost as a ten-word day tele- ..."

4. Practical Business English by Oscar Charles Gallagher, Leonard Bowdoin Moulton (1918)
"By using the night letter, you may send a message of considerable length at a ... For a night letter of fifty words you are charged the rate of a day ..."

5. Selected Articles on Government Ownership of the Telegraph by Edith May Phelps (1912)
"By the introduction of the "night- letter" and the "day-letter," and the hooking up of every Bell Telephone with the Western Union ..."

6. Office Practice by Mary Florence Cahill, Agnes Clementine Ruggeri (1917)
"The night letter solves the problem. The rate for a night letter of 50 words or less is the same as the rate for a 10-word full-paid message; ..."

7. 20th Century Bookkeeping and Accounting: A Treatise on Modern Bookkeeping by James Williams Baker (1917)
"night letter THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY ... 26.000 OFFICES IN AMERICA CABLE SERVICE TO ALL THE WORLD SEND „„_,„„ night letter^^ ,„ f . th. t-rm* on ..."

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