Hansom-cab

Definitions

  • Flo and I ordered a hansom-cab
    Flo and I ordered a hansom-cab
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hansom-cab han′sum-kab a light two-wheeled cab or hackney-carriage with the driver's seat raised behind.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the name of the inventor, Joseph Aloysius Hansom, 1803-82.

Usage

In literature:

Suddenly a hansom cab shot past me.
"Dead Man's Rock" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Having placed himself in a Hansom-cab stationed near by he was quickly conveyed to the station and in time for the night train to Liverpool.
"The Black-Sealed Letter" by Andrew Learmont Spedon
When Charles looked at him he was somehow reminded of a broken-down thorough-bred in a hansom cab.
"The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers" by Mary Cholmondeley
In front of the house was a hansom cab drawn by a disgusted-looking horse.
"Golden Stories" by Various
Mystery of a Hansom Cab.
"The Blunders of a Bashful Man" by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
Then the military butler was sent for a hansom cab, and Sarrasin and his wife were soon spinning on their way to St. James's Park.
"The Dictator" by Justin McCarthy
The strange looking vehicle, with the coachman sitting on a box at the back of a hood that covered us, I learned later was a hansom cab.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
Mr. Bradlaugh himself drove up in a hansom cab, and entered the precincts of the House by the private door.
"Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh" by George W. Foote
Let ladies mount the 'bus, or Hansom Cab it, But let not custom new banish old Habit.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 98, March 22, 1890" by Various
When you go to London you are to charter a hansom cab and proceed to the Museum.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He had seen an exiled Grand-Duke in a Hansom cab, and had actually met a deposed Prince on a Margate steamer.
"Luttrell Of Arran Complete" by Charles James Lever
Your servant, in a hansom cab, can fetch the stuff, and be back in fifteen minutes.
"The Child Wife" by Mayne Reid
After a while he looked at his watch, hesitated, and finally hailed a hansom cab.
"That Unfortunate Marriage, Vol. 3(of 3)" by Frances Eleanor Trollope
Claude sat far back in the cab; he felt thankful it was not a hansom.
"My Lord Duke" by E. W. Hornung
After that he applied to a constable, and next minute sat cooling in a hansom cab.
"Denis Dent" by Ernest W. Hornung
Mr. Bradlaugh himself drove up in a hansom cab, and entered the precincts of the House by the private door.
"Reminiscences Of Charles Bradlaugh" by G. W. Foote
And a little hansom cab and horse in diamonds as a brooch.
"Diana Tempest, Volume I (of 3)" by Mary Cholmondeley
At the door she sent her carriage home, and when the performance was over she took a hansom cab.
"The Truants" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
As he came up to the fire-house a hansom cab, which had turned into the street behind him, stopped and Foley stepped out.
"The Walking Delegate" by Leroy Scott
The Hansom cabs are the best and most convenient vehicles that can possibly be used for short excursions about the city.
"Over the Ocean" by Curtis Guild
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In news:

'Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Hansom Cab Killer' takes famed detective to the comedic fringe.
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