Glass-coach

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Glass-coach a coach for hire having glazed windows
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. glæs; Dut., Ger., and Sw. glas; cog. with glow, gleam, glance, glare.

Usage

In literature:

A chariot was in waiting with four horses; likewise a coach of the kind called glass coaches.
"Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackeray
For making looking-glasses, coach glasses, &c. Capital, two millions.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" by Charles Mackay
At last the Miss Willises' door opened; the door of the first glass-coach did the same.
"Sketches by Boz illustrative of everyday life and every-day people" by Charles Dickens
Coaches with glasses were then a late invention.
"The Memoirs of Count Grammont, Complete" by Anthony Hamilton
The next instant the glass of the first coach was smashed and its door beaten open.
"His Grace of Osmonde" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The first glass plates for mirrors and coach-windows were made at Lambeth, in 1673.
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
They would not go into their coach without me, nor willingly drink unless I gave them the glass with my own hand.
"The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII" by Jonathan Swift
Other trinkets of an ornamental character were glass tobacco pipes, bells, and coach horns.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
You are off your pedestal, have flung away your glass slipper, and changed your triumphal coach into a seedy old pumpkin.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Big glass-houses, big coach-houses, big plate glass windows, spacious gardens, trim lawns, etc., etc., etc.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
Glass there is none about the coach, but a good deal of leather.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
The street was full of coaches with coronets, and fine glass chairs, and, in short, it was impossible to receive the company.
"The Fortunate Mistress (Parts 1 and 2)" by Daniel Defoe
The drive in a glass coach home from the coach-yard to Keppel Street was horrible to Lady Anna.
"Lady Anna" by Anthony Trollope
At last his glass coach is seen approaching.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
For making looking-glasses, coach-glasses, &c. Capital L2,000,000.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The panels were of glass, and on this account they were called the imperial glass coaches.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
The bullets rattled against the coach and there was a smashing of glass as three further shots rang out.
"Sergeant Silk the Prairie Scout" by Robert Leighton
Queen Grumpy and King Crosspatch refused to ride in their royal coach of gold and glass.
"The Green Forest Fairy Book" by Loretta Ellen Brady
Hawermann came next, in a glass coach, accompanied by Mrs. Behrens, Louisa and Anna.
"An Old Story of My Farming Days Vol. III (of III)." by Fritz Reuter
When she arrived she made a regular entry into the city in a coach all gold and glass, drawn by eight superb plumed horses.
"Music-Study in Germany" by Amy Fay
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In news:

Curved Glass Distributors operates an 85,000-square foot wholesale bus, coach and transit glass distribution facility where all of our glass orders originate.
With his thick-framed glasses and rolled-up pant legs, Coach Joe Paterno has long been the public face of Penn State.
As coaches, you have to get tight to the glass so you don't get hit.
"It looked like they were circling a boxing ring," said Lillian Glass, a body language coach in Los Angeles.
Touristy, but cool, the Royal Gorge Route Railroad comes in several sizes and flavors, ranging from a $33 coach ticket to a $58-per-person Vista Dome (with a glass-covered roof) ticket to a $79 Dinner Car ticket.
0Tim McMahon spoke with former Toledo Rockets men's basketball coach to find out what he's been up to since leaving the Glass City.
IPhone 4S stolen from middle schooler, Coach purses and gold-rimmed Dolce & Gabbana glasses stolen from car.
4400 block of Oak Grove Drive, before 2:57 pm Window smashed, two Coach purses and wallets, $100 in cash, gold-rimmed Dolce & Gabbana glasses and an.
Grand Haven's varsity girls golf team surprised coach Roger Glass on Tuesday, shooting more than 20 strokes better than their previous low score.
The usually perfectly put together Kate Middleton took off her "glass slippers" on Thursday at the launch of the Coach Core Initiative in East London, revealing her not-so-flawless feet – and RadarOnline.com has the photos.
No one needed to tell Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle that trying to beat the Utah Jazz on the glass would be a tough task.
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