• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Carriage-horse a horse that draws a carriage
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  • Sammy Cahn
    Sammy Cahn
    “Love and marriage, love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage. Dad was told by mother. You can't have one without the other.”


Put the carriage before the horse - If you put the carriage before the horse, you try to do things in the wrong order.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Carry.


In literature:

A private carriage, whose owner desired to travel by relays, paid as many shillings per horse per mile as the horseman paid pence.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
The carriage was drawn by a little Ardennes horse, thin and nervous as a goat, which clambered up the nearly perpendicular path.
"Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories" by Edited by Julian Hawthorne
Neither wears a livery, although all his appointments, carriages, horses, and furniture, are those of a gentleman.
"A Residence in France" by J. Fenimore Cooper
I appreciate your kindness, but you will not ask me to accept this carriage and horses.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
No cart or wagon or carriage on the road may be drawn by more than five horses or six oxen and a horse except for military vehicles.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The horses being already harnessed to the carriage, our friends immediately started in the direction of Bamble.
"Ticket No. "9672"" by Jules Verne
They found that the carriage horse had been so badly hurt that its recovery was impossible, and Ted mercifully put a bullet into its brain.
"Ted Strong's Motor Car" by Edward C. Taylor
Three horses can be driven abreast on this kind of carriage.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
He did not know but what I had a horse or a carriage.
"Romance of California Life" by John Habberton
Then he ordered Henry to harness the horses to the carriage, and drive down to the gate, where he would await him.
"The Nameless Castle" by Maurus Jókai
Never, according to Tommy the Mate, had the gravel of our carriage drive been so rucked up by the pawing feet of high-bred horses.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
So sudden and so powerful was the grasp of her young hand, that it turned the horses out of the road and all but upset the carriage.
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
Dey kept two fine horses jes' for de carriage.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
The horses were in waiting, making the carriage shake again with their impatience.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
But I like a carriage and horses.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on Grandpa's Farm" by Laura Lee Hope
A carriage, drawn by six horses, was seen rapidly approaching.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
Grooms were waiting for them at the gate of St. Paul, and, giving up their horses, they got into a carriage.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
Harboro turned his horse so that he stood alongside the open carriage.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
The finest trotters are sold at very low prices, and are used exclusively as carriage horses.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
A carriage was approaching them quite rapidly, and Nettie suddenly, with a cry of joy, sprang forward, directly in the way of the horses.
"Eric" by Mrs. S. B. C. Samuels

In poetry:

(Which also applies to the Irish variety,
Such charming society.)
A Dalmatian is no good, of course,
Without a carriage or a horse.
"Dogs" by Cicely Fox Smith
Where will he be from, O Acacia,
Is it Poland, Lithuania?
Will he come with a horse and a carriage
Or with staff and sack will he appear?
"The Old Acacia Tree" by Hayyim Nahman Bialik
“Six horses has he to his carriage,
Six horses blacker than the night,
And their twelve red eyes in the shadows—
Twelve lamps he carries for his light;
"The Fair Little Maiden" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
Bills for carriages and horses,
Bills for wine and light cigar,
Matters that concern the Forces -
News that may affect the Forces -
News affecting my resources,
Much more interesting are!
"Tempora Mutantur" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The streets shall flock to your marriage,
The houses turn round to look,
The tables and chairs say suitable prayers,
And the horses drawing your carriage
Sing agreeably, agreeably, agreeably of love.
"Carry Her Over the Water" by W H Auden
The lady in her carriage sits, with cushions turning green—
And once it was a mourning-coach, and once it held a queen.
Behind a coachman and a horse too old to go to war,
She driveth to her “four o’clocks” and to her sick and poor.
"The Lady of the Motor Car" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Horse-drawn carriage law drafted for Chickamauga.
City drafts ordinance for horse-drawn carriages.
CHICKAMAUGA, Ga — A north Georgia city has drafted a new ordinance in hopes of regulating horse-drawn carriage rides and protecting itself from lawsuits.
After Carriage Horse Dies, Mayor Rejects Calls for Ban.
Pols Call For NYC To Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages.
Two state legislators are stepping up their efforts in the fight against horse-drawn carriages, calling on New York City to ban the "outdated entertainment practice" a day after several people were injured when a taxi slammed into a hans.
Can the PETA brigade force Central Park's horse-drawn carriages to ride into the sunset.
Push to Ban New York Carriage Horses Gains Steam.
Animal rights advocates are gaining support for legislation to ban horse-drawn carriages.
In addition to cowboys and gunshots, Elizabeth's annual Hay Days bank robbery skit featuring a horse-drawn carriage and moneybags.
Santa was the last in the parade and rode by horse and carriage.
The Upper Bern Township supervisors have voted to grant Joseph Tetz a conditional -use permit to operate a horse-and-carriage business from his property at 8802 Forge Dam Road.
During late autumn and winter, shops in Port Townsend are glow with gifts, and horse-drawn carriages decorated for the holidays are available downtown.
Downtown streets and shops were busy Saturday as families browsed art displays , made crafts and rode in a horse-drawn carriage to celebrate the winter season.
Some couples celebrate their anniversary with a horse-drawn carriage ride.