Post-chaise

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Post-chaise a chaise or carriage with four wheels let for hire for the conveyance of those who travel with posthorses
    • v.i Post-chaise to travel by post-chaise
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Quotations

  • Samuel Johnson
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    “If I had no duties, and no reference to futurity, I would spend my life in driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. poste—L. ponĕre, positum, to place.

Usage

In literature:

She, who had never wanted a post-chaise before, to want four horses to it now, was really wonderful.
"Turns of Fortune" by Mrs. S. C. Hall
It was now past twelve o'clock, when I found that it was necessary to change the chaise at every post.
"Japhet, In Search Of A Father" by Frederick Marryat
Her lover had a post-chaise in readiness, and they set off in it for Bristol.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
If you and Mr Grey like, we will take a post-chaise between us, and post up to town.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
Some days after, just as evening was approaching, a post chaise was seen slowly descending the winding road which led down to the cottage.
"Ned Garth" by W. H. G. Kingston
I ordered post-chaises for the whole party, and before eleven we were at Maidstone.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
I arrived early in the afternoon, and the post-chaise drove up the avenue of magnificent chestnut-trees which led to the mansion.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
As soon as the boat put me on shore, I hired a chaise, and posted to Greenwich, where I arrived about half-past nine o'clock.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
Early next morning, Mr Pigtop and myself were seated in a post-chaise, making the best of our way towards the western extremity of England.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
How the deuce could you leap a ditch in a post-chaise?
"Handy Andy, Volume One" by Samuel Lover
If they try and squeeze six people into an infernal box that only holds four I'll take a post-chaise and bring an action.
"Pickwickian Manners and Customs" by Percy Fitzgerald
We carefully packed his trunks; ordered his post-chaise.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
Mr. Furnival wrote to say that at such a time he would call at The Cleeve with a post-chaise.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
At last the chest was packed, and lashed on behind the post-chaise.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
A post-chaise is at the door!
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
Get your sisters to pack up such of your brother's things as will fit you, and I'll order a post-chaise to the door immediately.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
At the moment I was to get into the post-chaise that was to convey me to the inn near my place of embarkation, the charming Mme.
"The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun" by Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
A post-chaise was generally resorted to when the gentry travelled.
"Christopher Crayon's Recollections The Life and Times of the late James Ewing Ritchie as told by himself" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Post-chaises: come down in style.
"The Sapphire Cross" by George Manville Fenn
A smart post-chaise, seen from afar, coming swiftly onwards, contained Melville and Gratian.
"Under the Mendips" by Emma Marshall
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In news:

On August 26, 1805, a post chaise left the town of Mainz and rolled east toward the Rhine River.
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