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 for Knight of the post
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Knight \Knight\, n. [OE. knight, cniht, knight, soldier, AS.
     cniht, cneoht, a boy, youth, attendant, military follower;
     akin to D. & G. knecht servant; perh. akin to E. kin.]
     1. A young servant or follower; a military attendant. [Obs.]
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     2.
        (a) In feudal times, a man-at-arms serving on horseback
            and admitted to a certain military rank with special
            ceremonies, including an oath to protect the
            distressed, maintain the right, and live a stainless
            life.
        (b) One on whom knighthood, a dignity next below that of
            baronet, is conferred by the sovereign, entitling him
            to be addressed as Sir; as, Sir John. [Eng.] Hence:
        (c) A champion; a partisan; a lover. "Give this ring to my
            true knight." Shak "In all your quarrels will I be
            your knight." --Tennyson.
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                  Knights, by their oaths, should right poor
                  ladies' harms.                    --Shak.
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     Note: Formerly, when a knight's name was not known, it was
           customary to address him as Sir Knight. The rank of a
           knight is not hereditary.
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     3. A piece used in the game of chess, usually bearing a
        horse's head.
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     4. A playing card bearing the figure of a knight; the knave
        or jack. [Obs.]
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     Carpet knight. See under Carpet.
  
     Knight of industry. See Chevalier d'industrie, under
        Chevalier.
  
     Knight of Malta, Knight of Rhodes, Knight of St. John of
     Jerusalem. See Hospitaler.
  
     Knight of the post, one who gained his living by giving
        false evidence on trials, or false bail; hence, a sharper
        in general. --Nares. "A knight of the post, . . . quoth
        he, for so I am termed; a fellow that will swear you
        anything for twelve pence." --Nash.
  
     Knight of the shire, in England, one of the representatives
        of a county in Parliament, in distinction from the
        representatives of cities and boroughs.
  
     Knights commanders, Knights grand cross, different
        classes of the Order of the Bath. See under Bath, and
        Companion.
  
     Knights of labor, a secret organization whose professed
        purpose is to secure and maintain the rights of workingmen
        as respects their relations to their employers. [U. S.]
  
     Knights of Pythias, a secret order, founded in Washington,
        D. C., in 1864, for social and charitable purposes.
  
     Knights of the Round Table, knights belonging to an order
        which, according to the legendary accounts, was instituted
        by the mythical King Arthur. They derived their common
        title from the table around which they sat on certain
        solemn days. --Brande & C.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Post \Post\, n. [AS., fr. L. postis, akin to ponere, positum, to
     place. See Position, and cf. 4th Post.]
     1. A piece of timber, metal, or other solid substance, fixed,
        or to be fixed, firmly in an upright position, especially
        when intended as a stay or support to something else; a
        pillar; as, a hitching post; a fence post; the posts of a
        house.
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              They shall take of the blood, and strike it on the
              two side posts and on the upper doorpost of the
              houses.                               --Ex. xii. 7.
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              Then by main force pulled up, and on his shoulders
              bore,
              The gates of Azza, post and massy bar. --Milton.
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              Unto his order he was a noble post.   --Chaucer.
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     Note: Post, in the sense of an upright timber or strut, is
           used in composition, in such words as king-post,
           queen-post, crown-post, gatepost, etc.
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     2. The doorpost of a victualer's shop or inn, on which were
        chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
        [Obs.]
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              When God sends coin
              I will discharge your post.           --S. Rowlands.
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     From pillar to post. See under Pillar.
  
     Knight of the post. See under Knight.
  
     Post hanger (Mach.), a bearing for a revolving shaft,
        adapted to be fastened to a post.
  
     Post hole, a hole in the ground to set the foot of a post
        in.
  
     Post mill, a form of windmill so constructed that the whole
        fabric rests on a vertical axis firmly fastened to the
        ground, and capable of being turned as the direction of
        the wind varies.
  
     Post and stall (Coal Mining), a mode of working in which
        pillars of coal are left to support the roof of the mine.
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