Carriage and pair

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Carriage and pair a turn-out of a carriage and two horses
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Carry.

Usage

In literature:

Jackson politely concealed his surprise at not seeing a carriage and pair, and stated that his Excellency would receive Mr. Medland at once.
"Half a Hero" by Anthony Hope
She drove over in an open carriage with a handsome pair of horses; and has offered to take us for drives whenever we like.
"The Carved Cupboard" by Amy Le Feuvre
One day Marcus will drive in his carriage and pair.
"Doctor Luttrell's First Patient" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
I had no luck with the carriage and pair.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
We returned the next day, in a handsome carriage and as fine a pair of horses as one would wish to see.
"Diary in America, Series Two" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
It is doubtful whether there was ever so much of Boston seen in one day before, without the aid of a carriage and pair.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
Meantime Mrs de Barral, expecting him every day, lived at the Priory, with a carriage and pair, a governess for the child and many servants.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
A pair of horses and a carriage drove up to the Stanton mansion and stopped at its doors.
"The Music Master" by Charles Klein
He stopped with them for several years and made much money, and then drove back in a carriage and pair to his father's farm.
"Europa's Fairy Book" by Joseph Jacobs
It was a very sober and thoughtful pair of boys that got in the carriage and started back to Brill by the way of Hope Seminary.
"The Rover Boys in Alaska" by Arthur M. Winfield
Two or three carriages were there, and into the first, with the splendid pair of bays, Lord Rashborough handed Beatrice.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
While he was helping extinguish the fire yesterday, his pair of horses and carriage were stolen.
"Ralph Gurney's Oil Speculation" by James Otis
An open carriage and pair waited under the overhanging trees in the lane.
"A Vanished Hand" by Sarah Doudney
Aye, the finest pair of horses in all Mexico shall draw your carriage, and you shall have money to gamble.
"When Dreams Come True" by Ritter Brown
So they gave her a pair of boots and a muff, and when she was dressed, there before the door stood a carriage of pure gold.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
A fat purse might be dandled some day, and the well-exercised limbs repose gracefully in a carriage and pair.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
He called for me soon after sunrise with a light carriage and a brisk pair of horses.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
I met her ever so long ago, in the carriage and pair.
"Sir Hilton's Sin" by George Manville Fenn
A carriage and pair of horses, with a postilion in a gay jacket, waited to take them there.
"Seven Frozen Sailors" by George Manville Fenn
If a carriage had four horses they were yoked abreast, among the Greeks and Romans, not in two pairs as now.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
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In poetry:

Her Majesty looked very sad and serene,
Leaning back in her carriage could plainly be seen;
And the carriage was drawn by a pair of greys in grand harness;
And Her Majesty seemed to be in deep distress.
"The Funeral of the Late Prince Henry of Battenberg" by William Topaz McGonagall
And when the Bishop heard it, he procured a carriage and pair,
While his heart was full of woe, and in a state of despair;
He organised three search parties without delay,
And headed one of the parties in person without dismay.
"The Tragic Death of the Rev. A.H. Mackonochie" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Austin Channell, 16, of Powell (background, left) rehearses his swordplay with Jesse Smith, 18, of Columbus as the pair rehearses for "Romeo and Juliet" on Monday, Oct 1, at the Carriage Place Recreation Center.
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