Night-cart

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Night-cart a cart used to remove the contents of privies before daylight
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. niht; Ger. nacht, L. nox.

Usage

In literature:

They took with them a mule and cart, with a tent and blankets, intending to stay in the swamp over night.
"Lippincott's Magazine. Vol. XII, No. 33. December, 1873." by Various
The cart took away a score or more of corpses last night.
"The Sign Of The Red Cross" by Evelyn Everett-Green
No one had heard any carts approach, nor had distinguished any sounds during the night.
"54-40 or Fight" by Emerson Hough
Further on, in the old-fashioned suburban streets, all is shut up long ago, and our carts roll on through the black night.
"Madame Chrysantheme" by Pierre Loti
Put your guns in the cart, and don't touch them until we camp to-night.
"The Gold Hunter's Adventures" by William H. Thomes
The cart shown is the "ration cart" used at night for bringing provisions from the Transport Corps wagon.
"A Soldier's Sketches Under Fire" by Harold Harvey
Our night had been disturbed by the continuous rumble of carts and carriages.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XXVI., December, 1880." by Various
We retraced our trail of the night before, going back to the cart-road.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
Sometimes they pass the night in the fields, under the shelter of a cart or of the grain sheaves.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
Last night I slep' at Sallinbeg, and this mornin' I met a man who loaned me a grand lift in his cart.
"Strangers at Lisconnel" by Barlow Jane
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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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