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 for Mail guard
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mail \Mail\ (m[=a]l), n. [OE. male bag, OF. male, F. malle bag,
     trunk, mail, OHG. malaha, malha, wallet; akin to D. maal,
     male; cf. Gael. & Ir. mala, Gr. molgo`s hide, skin.]
     1. A bag; a wallet. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     2. The bag or bags with the letters, papers, or other matter
        contained therein, conveyed under public authority from
        one post office to another; the whole system of appliances
        used by government in the conveyance and delivery of mail
        matter.
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              There is a mail come in to-day, with letters dated
              Hague.                                --Tatler.
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     3. That which comes in the mail; letters, etc., received
        through the post office.
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     4. A trunk, box, or bag, in which clothing, etc., may be
        carried. [Obs.] --Sir W. Scott.
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     Mail catcher, an iron rod, or other contrivance, attached
        to a railroad car for catching a mail bag while the train
        is in motion.
  
     Mail guard, an officer whose duty it is to guard the public
        mails. [Eng.]
  
     Mail train, a railroad train carrying the mail.
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