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
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