MAILS


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AcronymDefinition
MAILSMaintenance Activity Information Logistics System
MAILSMultiple Antenna Instrument Landing System
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A week later the Post Office Department ruled that the paper was seditious, and barred it entirely from the mails.
If the mail boat doesn't run, I presume there will be something else we can charter.
The stable operated the stage and carried the mails between Carmel and Monterey.
I SHALL never forget the one-fourth serious and three-fourths comical astonishment, with which, on the morning of the third of January eighteen-hundred-and-forty-two, I opened the door of, and put my head into, a 'state-room' on board the Britannia steam- packet, twelve hundred tons burthen per register, bound for Halifax and Boston, and carrying Her Majesty's mails.
The panic was so great that the mails and stage-coaches were afraid to carry passengers who professed the obnoxious religion.
They come a racing out of Lad Lane and Wood Street at twelve or fourteen mile a hour, them Mails do.
When our skipper came back we learned that the steamer was the Sommerville, Captain Nash, from West Australia to Singapore via Batavia with mails, and that the agreement was she should tow us to Anjer or Ba- tavia, if possible, where we could extinguish the fire by scuttling, and then proceed on our voyage--to Bankok
Now, in this piece of waste ground, there was, at that time, an enclosure belonging to some wheelwright who contracted with the Post Office for the purchase of old, worn-out mail coaches; and my uncle, being very fond of coaches, old, young, or middle-aged, all at once took it into his head to step out of his road for no other purpose than to peep between the palings at these mails--about a dozen of which he remembered to have seen, crowded together in a very forlorn and dismantled state, inside.
Presently there was a distant blare of military music; it came nearer, still nearer, and soon a noble cavalcade wound into view, glorious with plumed helmets and flashing mail and flaunting banners and rich doublets and horse-cloths and gilded spear- heads; and through the muck and swine, and naked brats, and joyous dogs, and shabby huts, it took its gallant way, and in its wake we followed.
I always told your poor father my son was a Fool, but I never knew he was a Scoundrel until the mail came in from China.
The Dover road lay, as to him, beyond the Dover mail, as it lumbered up Shooter's Hill.
The fore-part of his thighs, where the folds of his mantle permitted them to be seen, were also covered with linked mail; the knees and feet were defended by splints, or thin plates of steel, ingeniously jointed upon each other; and mail hose, reaching from the ankle to the knee, effectually protected the legs, and completed the rider's defensive armour.