Dinner-wagon

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dinner-wagon a set of light movable shelves for a dining-room
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. disner, prop. breakfast. See Dine.

Usage

In literature:

Families fetched their dinners with them from the country, and eat them in the wagons.
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Before dinner he had ridden out of the town to where on a rise a number of transport-wagons were outspanned.
"The Story of an African Farm" by (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
But it proved to be only a market wagon coming at a furious pace down the road, with somebody's belated dinner.
"Five Little Peppers And How They Grew" by Margaret Sidney
In accordance with our plan, the doctor and I set out after dinner for the goods-wagon, which was about a mile away from our hut.
"The Man-eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures" by J. H. Patterson
They stayed through the day, and ate dinner at the tail of the chuck wagon with the cattlemen.
"A Texas Ranger" by William MacLeod Raine
He arrived in a wagon, with a span of handsome gray horses, and ordered dinner.
"Passages From The American Notebooks, Volume 1" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Once an exceedingly fat man, too obese to descend from his high wagon, bought an immense dinner bell and he was hit unmercifully.
"Adopting An Abandoned Farm" by Kate Sanborn
Meanwhile the wagon and remuda had followed up the drift, dinner was waiting, and after the mid-day meal had been bolted, orders rang out.
"Wells Brothers" by Andy Adams
The guests had gone to the dinner together in a big wagon and were delivered to their respective shacks on the way back.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
When dinner time came she gathered them all around her and went to the wagon.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Here and there beside their wagons, families were eating a dinner of their own.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
At the usual time we turned in for dinner near by a camp of two or three wagons.
"In the Early Days along the Overland Trail in Nebraska Territory, in 1852" by Gilbert L. Cole
By good fortune I succeeded in finding one wagon belonging to our train, where I got some dinner.
"Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51" by E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
Families fetched their dinners with them from the country, and eat them in the wagons.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
After dinner our Platoon harnessed up three teams to a wagon to go after brick for chimneys.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
The rangeman pushes the dinner wagon along the tier.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
Shortly after, dinner was ready, and all the boys sat down upon the wagon-chests, and commenced eating.
"The Young Yagers" by Mayne Reid
Then he went off to his dinner, and I took the horse and wagon round to the stables.
"Final Proof" by R. Ottolengui
Here he stopped for dinner as it was after twelve o'clock when the last wagon passed up the bank.
"The Indians' Last Fight" by Dennis Collins
After dinner Jardine got out his Clover-leaf wagon and drove Jimmy to the hotel.
"Northwest!" by Harold Bindloss
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In news:

CENTERVILLE — The Centerville chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers will hold its annual Wagon Wheel Dinner on Sept 4 at 6 pm at the bowery in the park at 900 S 400 East.
"We reinvented the classic Chuck Wagon dog dinner with a taste that's sure to make your dog come running," K-VA-T writes in promotional materials.
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