Street car


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Street car an omnibus car, draw by horses or other power upon rails laid in the streets.
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  • Tama Janowitz
    Tama Janowitz
    “Long after the bomb falls and you and your good deeds are gone, cockroaches will still be here, prowling the streets like armored cars.”


In literature:

At Fortieth Street he turned west for a short block and at Seventh Avenue he hailed a south-bound trolley car.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
You will wear your uniform, walk to the car line and take the street car to the dentist's office.
"The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters" by Charles Henry Lerrigo
The car entered the streets of Niagara, swung round a curve, slipped into a huge, covered building and stopped.
"Frank Merriwell's Pursuit" by Burt L. Standish
At last, on a Sunday in late June, the cavalcade in splendid raiment met on the wide steps, boarded a Grand Street car, and set out for Paradise.
"Americans All" by Various
There were ground-cars at the street-sides.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The street-car company had suddenly developed a need for the property he had bought.
"Owen Clancy's Happy Trail" by Burt L. Standish
Both father and daughter silently watched them depart, and then they took a street car and went home.
"Mary Louise Solves a Mystery" by L. Frank Baum
Run down to the street car.
"Games and Play for School Morale" by Various
As he stepped out of the car a man strolled across the street.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
Law, when I come there wasn't nothing but mule street cars.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
A street car thundered past and made the windows rattle.
"Stubble" by George Looms
He ran across the street and around the car.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
She said a street-car was a splendid field for that.
"Beatrice Leigh at College" by Julia Augusta Schwartz
He took the University Place cars, and got out at Twenty-Seventh Street.
"Rufus and Rose" by Horatio Alger, Jr
At the end of the street rose the white columns of a long building with a big, black, dust-covered car in front.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
Freddie and Toby crossed the street-car track, hand in hand together.
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
It was forbidden to crowd the street-cars.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
We will take the horse cars at Sixth Avenue, and get out at Thirtieth Street.
"Mark Mason's Victory" by Horatio Alger
No street-car was in sight, and Martin withdrew to the friendly lee of the House of Feiglebaum to await its coming.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
This a Market Street car?
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White

In poetry:

The street lamps, and the lights
Upon the halted cars,
Could either be on earth
Or be the heavenly stars.
"The Fog" by William H Davies
I missed the trolley and the hope.
Pale, I go back home.
The street is useless and no car
would drive over my body.
"Lost Hope" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
It is moot whether there be divinities
As I finish this play by Webster:
The street-cars are still running however
And the katharsis fades in the warm water of a yawn.
"Horatian Epode To The Duchess Of Malfi" by Allen Tate
The whistles shriek; their echoes fly
And many times the sounds repeat;
The trolley cars go rattling by;
They swift descend or climb on high
And ring their bells at many a street.
"Butte" by Aaron Southwick
I hear the rattle of the moving car;
The children crying in the lighted street,
I walk along the same old asphalt way.
I see the church,-I hear the organ play.
I see the hills I wandered on afar,
And spots of rain at my feet.
"Lemnos Harbour" by Leon Gellert
Well, what I mean, that fucking car still runs,
Even the moths in the upholstery are old
But it gets around, you see one on the street
Beat-up and proud, well, Jeezus what a country,
Where even the monuments keep on the move."
"Ozymandias II" by Howard Nemerov

In news:

An unmarked police car struck a pedestrian at Albany Avenue and Bergen Street in Brooklyn at 11 pm yesterday, the police said.
Police said the Santa Monica College student was walking to her car in the 1300 block of Pearl Street about 10 pm Wednesday when a man, wearing what appeared to be a black wetsuit , ran up behind her.
The victim said she parked the car near York Street at 1:30 pm.
Ciclovia is three miles of car-free streets with two activity centers.
SALEM — Market Street Day returns for its 38th year on Saturday with music, food, antiques, classic cars, history and art.
30 pm, a driver crashed his car into a power pole on the 11000 block of 75th Street, brining down the power lines.
Investigators said the 25-year-old male victim was shot about 9 am Thursday while sitting in a car in the 6400 block of Marais Street near Delery Street.
Two Madison boys were arrested Friday after police said they admitted throwing baseball-size rocks at cars parked in a lot on Beld Street.
Pittsburgh police homicide detectives have been called to the scene of a car accident at Ross Street and Second Avenue, Downtown.
Some cars parked on the streets and some on private lots have reportedly been stolen and sold.
00 pm two firefighters were headed east on Morton Street when they collided with this car.
Police say a car turning onto Dawson Street in downtown Raleigh crashed into.
Google's Street View program heads to places where cars aren't welcome, such as Antarctica .
As unsalvageable, flood-damaged cars get hauled off the streets, they have to go somewhere.
It seems that a collision occurs at that spot at lease once a week, usually in the morning when cars back up at the stop light at F Street and Covell.

In science:

The present paper proposes an application of RMT to the analysis of recent empirical data on the gap distribution of parked cars in the streets of London .
Modelling gap-size distribution of parked cars using random-matrix theory
Rawal and Rodger measured the gaps between parked cars on four connected streets without any driveway or side streets in central London.
Modelling gap-size distribution of parked cars using random-matrix theory
One important case is R´enyi’s parking problem , where a node with label x is interpreted as an interval of length x on a street, where cars of length 1 park at random.
The size of random fragmentation trees
They found that the fluctuations in the spacings between cars parked on a long street exhibited RMT behavior.
Some open problems in random matrix theory and the theory of integrable systems
Spacings between cars in different situations were found to be fitted well by the universal spacing statistics from random matrix theory (β = 1 for parking along one-way streets, β = 2 along two-way streets, β = 4 for waiting in front of traffic signals).
Particle Systems with Repulsion Exponent \beta\ and Random Matrices
However, if the space is already occupied, the car continues forward along the street and parks in the next empty parking space, if one exists.
Properties of the poset of Dyck paths ordered by inclusion
If a car reaches the end of the street without finding a parking space, then we say its parking attempt was unsuccessful.
Properties of the poset of Dyck paths ordered by inclusion
Imagine that the street, while still one-way, is circular rather than linear and has n + 1 parking spaces for the n cars.
Properties of the poset of Dyck paths ordered by inclusion
Since cars do not leave their spots once they have parked, if it is space n + 1 which is empty after all cars have parked, then all of the cars were able to successfully park in the first n spots and so would also have been able to successfully park on the linear street with n spaces.
Properties of the poset of Dyck paths ordered by inclusion
Examples of structure from motion problems with moving bodies are a camera mounted on a car moving in a traffic lane, where the other cars as well as part of the street define points.
A structure from motion inequality
There are n cars which want to park along the street, and each car i has a preferred parking space f (i).
A remark on Frobenius characters for set representations of symmetric groups
The cars arrive successively at the head of the street; a car drives directly to its preferred parking space.
A remark on Frobenius characters for set representations of symmetric groups
If any car reaches the end of the street without having parked, the process fails.
A remark on Frobenius characters for set representations of symmetric groups
On the evening of Monday 18 July 1910, Gore was crossing Grafton Street, Dublin, when he failed to see a jaunting car (138) approaching.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
The driver of the jaunting car was indicted for causing Gore‘s death, but was subsequently acquitted. The judge said ―There was no doubt about it, that any person crossing the streets of Dublin took his life in his hands‖ (6).
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness