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 PossetPost Factum (Latin). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Post
 
means placed. (Latin, positus.)   1
   Post. A piece of timber placed in the ground.   2
   A military post. A station where a man is placed, with instructions not to quit it without orders.   3
   An official post is where a man is placed in office.   4
   To post accounts is to place them under certain heads in methodical order. (Trench.)   5
   Post haste. Travelling by relays of horses, or where horses are placed on the road to expedite the journey.   6
   Post office. An office where letters are placed.   7
   Post paper. So called from its watermark, a post-horn, or a post-boy blowing his horn.   8
        “The old original post [paper] with the stamp in the corner representing a post-boy riding for life, and twanging his horn.”—Mrs. Gaskell: Cranford, chap. v.
   Stiff as a post. That is, stiff [in the ground] like a gate-post.   9
   To run your head against a post. To go to work heedlessly and stupidly, or as if you had no eyes.   10
 


 PossetPost Factum (Latin). 

 
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