Hi.

Does "Miscarriage" mean "Fail of a package/letter delivery"?

If yes, is it used only in BrE? If yes, is there any word used worldwide?

I know what it's mostly used for, but I'm searching for one word that would mean "Fail of a package/letter delivery."

I've found http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/miscarriage but I was unsuccessful in googling at least one sentence with this word in this context.

Thanks
HardellDoes "Miscarriage" mean "Fail of a package/letter delivery"?
No. Not in the U.S. anyway.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_letter_office

Google "failure to deliver" or "dead letter" for more information.

CJ
[Y] Thank you CalifJim.

However I'm interested whether there is such meaning in BrE, as stated at .so if any Br. native shows up in this thread, please tell me.
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Dear Hardell

In British English, miscarriage is usually used in one of two ways..

- "There was a miscarriage of justice." This means that a person was treated wrongly by the law - for example, they were sent to prison for something they did not do

- "She had a miscarriage." This means that a pregnant woman has had her baby too early and the baby has died

Hope his helps, Dave
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