Jarvey

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jarvey A hackney coach. "The litter at the bottom of the jarvy ."
    • Jarvey The driver of a hackney coach.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jarvey The driver of a hackney-coach.
    • n jarvey A hackney-coach.
    • jarvey To drive along, like a hackney-coachman or jarvey.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jarvey jär′vi (slang) a hackney-coach driver.
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Usage

In literature:

The jarvey cracked his whip, and off they went in a brace of shakes.
"Caught In The Net" by Emile Gaboriau
Hands stuck in his trousers' pockets, jarvey off for the day, singing.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
She's been coming here with Mr. Jarvey Hale and Mr. Clancy for the last three years.
"The Secret Passage" by Fergus Hume
Would your honour like a jarvey?
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The husband was acting Jarvey, and I was inside with madame.
"Lands of the Slave and the Free" by Henry A. Murray
Again the house echoed with 'Jarvey, Jarvey!
"The Castle Inn" by Stanley John Weyman
All this our jarvey informed us, with a knowing look, belonged to Mr. Sweeney.
"Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (1 of 2) (1888)" by William Henry Hurlbert
My jarvey was rather a taciturn fellow, but by no means insensible to the charms of his native region.
"Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (2 of 2) (1888)" by William Henry Hurlbert
He will give you an Irish jarvey one moment and Henry Irving the next, and the children led him on.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 30, June 1893" by Various
The outside cars went spanking down the broad road, and every jolly-faced jarvey winked at her as he jolted by.
"Mary, Mary" by James Stephens
Captain Jarvey Jessop quite answered to the description given by Pash.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
I rode up to the jarvey and asked him what was the matter.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Driving from Bray to the Dargle, my jarvey pointed to the ruins of a light railway undertaken without the aid of the British intellect.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
My name is William Jarvey.
"Dave Porter and His Double" by Edward Stratemeyer
But here again the fatal jarvey out-manoeuvred him.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The driver of a side-car is called a jarvey.
"The Charm of Ireland" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
When they came to the little wood where he had been but a few hours ago, Lord George dismissed the jarvey.
"The Happy Hypocrite" by Max Beerbohm
Would your honor like a jarvey?
"The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 3, October, 1851" by Various
He wore a high collar, and a white Jarvey tie, in which was thrust a diamond pin.
"The Twickenham Peerage" by Richard Marsh
Perhaps a little more of this jarvey's talk will not be uninteresting.
"Just Irish" by Charles Battell Loomis
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