• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Stage-driver one who drives a stage
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estage (Fr. étage), a story of a house, through a L. form staticus, from stāre, to stand.


In literature:

Stage-drivers, inn-keepers, and ship-captains were the honored and accredited purveyors of news.
"History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Stage-drivers, etc., asked to drink with the aristocracy, and mine host treating and being treated.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866" by Various
When Gordon, the celebrated California stage-driver, was dying, he put his foot out of the bed and swung it to and fro.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
I wonder if I can hire a pack mule, or get a stage driver to bring it up?
"The Boy from the Ranch" by Frank V. Webster
Towards night, the stage-driver brought a small box, very heavy, marked with Elinor's name.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
Uncle Joe sent word by the stage-driver asking us to keep an eye out for you and send you over.
"The Forester's Daughter" by Hamlin Garland
One day the Arivaca stage was held up by two men and the driver killed.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
She thought she could reason out what McKinstra and the stage-driver would do.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
The stage-driver told me about it.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
That was rather hard on the dog, but I got the stage-drivers to give him a lift once in a while.
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
Beechnut carried his trunk out to the stage, and the driver strapped it on in its place, behind.
"Stuyvesant" by Jacob Abbott
The stage-driver, coming in from his last trip, was looking down upon me.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
As stage driver, old Monte for every other night will get sawed off on Tucson.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
Some of the stuff he took from the stage driver yesterday is there!
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
As stage-driver, Indian fighter, and peace officer Wild Bill Hickok did a man's work in cleaning up the border.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
There are two old stages here, and the drivers are perfectly willing to make the trip.
"Dave Porter At Bear Camp" by Edward Stratemeyer
It is from this episode that the tradition of his having been a New York stage-driver comes.
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
The stage-driver, who watched this encounter with evident delight, turned away with reluctance.
"The Life of Nancy" by Sarah Orne Jewett
The others crowded after, and the stage-driver relenting, began to throw off the trunks.
"Peggy Raymond's Vacation" by Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
Instead of giving the family a surprise, they had heard of my enlisting from the stage-driver, and I found them all in tears.
"Adventures and Reminiscences of a Volunteer" by George T. Ulmer

In poetry:

The stage-driver was tellin’ when he hit the sagebrush flat
That’s south of Cactus Center, Bill jest wept behind his hat,
And he nearly went plum dotty, his joy was so intense,
At the prairie dogs a-scoldin’ behind each wire fence.
"The Cowboys Homing" by Arthur Chapman

In news:

Volkswagen driver Sousa finished the 73-mile timed stage of the 288-mile trek that left Lisbon at dawn in 1 hour, 20 minutes, 38 seconds.
The 2013 Cadillac XTS blends input from a number of sensors to enhance driver safety, moving the automaker a step closer to 360-degree sensing and setting the stage for semi-autonomous driving.
Bus services ground to a halt in South and West Wales yesterday as drivers and engineers staged the first industrial action over pay in almost eight years.
Minnie Driver Joins Horror Musical Movie ' Stage Fright '.
Minnie Driver Joins Horror Musical Movie 'Stage Fright'.
The best drivers perform on the biggest stage, and Jimmie Johnson did just that by winning for the fourth time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Sri Lankan taxi drivers stage protest calling for chief justice to step down.
Citroen drivers Sebastien Loeb and Mikko Hirvonen dominated the opening day of the Rally Italia on Thursday by each winning a stage.
In another instance, Garibay participated in a staged accident so another insurance company would pay for damages, including the towing fees for the tow truck driver's company, according to the indictment.

In science:

The TTL output stages of the discriminators were connected to drivers which transmitted the Low Voltage Differential Signals (LVDS) to an external interface board via 34-way ‘flat-’n-twist’ cables.
Development of a compact scintillator hodoscope with wavelength-shifting fibre read-out
The output stage was designed to drive only a short line to a digital processing circuit or to an external low impedance driver, located a few cm away on the same board.
CLARO-CMOS, a very low power ASIC for fast photon counting with pixellated photodetectors
The peak current limit for the Fermilab Linac was recently studied. The purpose was to learn what components of the present Linac can be used for the first stage of a proposed proton driver.
High Current Proton Tests of the Fermilab Linac
An important consideration of the current driver design is its scalability since a large number of stages is needed to slow species with small magnetic moment to mass ratios.
Stopping Supersonic Beams with an Atomic Coilgun
In fact, as shown by Driver and Gross, this isomorphism can be generalized to arbitrary complex Lie groups, as I will now describe. I revert at this stage to basis-dependent notation.
Harmonic analysis with respect to heat kernel measure
It was clear that the dome would need to be controlled remotely. We were involved from the earliest stages with the design and implementation of the AllSky ASCOM compliant dome driver.
Software architecture for an unattended remotely controlled telescope
Fig. 4.— Variation of the amplitude of the velocity obtained at the stationary stage of simulations with the frequency of the force driver, normalized to the maximum value.
Magneto-acoustic wave energy from numerical simulations of an observed sunspot umbra