Night cart

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Night cart a cart used to remove the contents of privies by night.
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Usage

In literature:

First of all, carts and caravans were rumbling up all along, day and night.
"Jackanapes" by Juliana Horatio Ewing
We must get the carts to Derry before night.
"Kilgorman" by Talbot Baines Reed
Of course I won't go with Cart' to-night.
"Play the Game!" by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
I am a night-cart-man because my parents went against my likings.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
It was a cold night, and I wished to take refuge at the camp fire, waiting for my cart to come.
"Bulgaria" by Frank Fox
The Boche had started his night-firing in earnest by the time the mess cart and party passed the cross-roads at Guillemont.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
To-night you shall push Jolly Bill and the old billy-cart over there, and we'll give them a chance to do a good turn.
"The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters" by Charles Henry Lerrigo
Never once did they enjoy the shelter of a house or tent, but passed the nights in the open air in a cart.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
That cart had to be brought into camp by night, and there was only one way in which it could be done.
"The Relief of Mafeking" by Filson Young
But he said it was too late to have them carted away that night.
"Shadows of Shasta" by Joaquin Miller
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In poetry:

On a cart wi' comrades bluiding,
Stiff wi' gore, and cauld as clay;
Without cover, bed or bedding,
Five lang nights Will Gairlace lay!
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
I told him I must trot in the shafts where I was put,
Nor look round at the cart, but set foremost my best foot;
It was rather rickety, and the axle wanted oil,
But I always slept at night with the deep sleep of toil!
"The Donkey In The Cart To The Horse In The Carriage" by George MacDonald
But when, upon our weddèn night,
The cart's light wheels, a-rollèn round,
Brought Jenny hwome, they run too light
To mark the yieldèn ground;
Or welcome would be vound a peäir
O' green-vill'd routs a-runnèn there.
"The Wheel Routs" by William Barnes

In news:

Known as "night owls," the first diners were horse-drawn carts equipped with a griddle and icebox, selling snacks outside the city's honky-tonks from dusk till dawn.
John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested three men who are accused of robbing two men and a woman who were riding on a golf cart Saturday night in Reserve .
A homeless man was killed Wednesday night when he was struck from behind by a car on Old Hull Road while pushing his belongings in a shopping cart , Athens-Clarke police said.
Kentuck Art Center's Courtyard of Wonders is a spot frequented by many local musicians for the monthly Art Night or special events like August a la cARTe .
The carts are being taken late at night or in the early morning hours.
Lighted go-carts were part of the festivities during Atmore's Twilight Christmas Parade Saturday night.
Lionel Messi, grimacing in pain, was taken off the field on a cart with bone bruise to his left knee as Barcelona was held to a 0-0 tie by Benfica in a Champions League match on Wednesday night.
Wilmington City Council voted Tuesday night to spend $1.1 million for new large recycling carts.
COLUMBIA — A pilot program to transition from black trash bags to roll carts and automated trucks was kicked to the curb Monday night at the Columbia City Council.
Pine Lawn aldermen voted 5-0 Monday night to support Chief Rickey Collins' idea to buy two battery-operated golf carts to improve community policing without a costly fill-up.
Golf cart advocates, including the mother of a handicapped young man, took Chester City Council to task Monday night for banning the vehicles at its Oct 1 meeting.
Michael DeMocker / The Times-Picayune Holly Hawthorne peddles tamales from her trademark pink cart on a recent Saturday night.
This kicky mobile console is a blank slate for the home: What exists by day as an unassuming side table is a devilish bar cart by night.
As New Orleans Hornets forward David West was being wheeled off the court in Salt Lake City on Thursday night, it would have been easy to figure that New Orleans' playoff chances this season were being carted away, as well.
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