Telega

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Telega A rude four-wheeled, springless wagon, used among the Russians.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n telega A cart or sort of box, about six feet long, unprovided with springs, and set upon the wheels: a Russian vehicle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Telega tē-lā′ga a Russian cart without springs.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Russ. telyega,

Usage

In literature:

Curiously primitive, the telega is four-wheeled, with two planks thrown crudely across the axle-trees.
"The Secret of the Night" by Gaston Leroux
I mounted the telega (Summer carriage), two hussars withdrawn swords beside, and took the road to Khasan.
"Marie" by Alexander Pushkin
Let us trade the harrow, the plow, the sledge, the telega for money, and let us have a good time.
"Folk Tales from the Russian" by Various
Once more he was defeated by the former on the Telega river, near Ploiesti.
"Roumania Past and Present" by James Samuelson
As it came nearer, I perceived a telega, a country cart, with a horse harnessed to it.
"Fred Markham in Russia" by W. H. G. Kingston
Although the journey was not continued by night the telega was still Godfrey's constant place of abode.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
Skshetuski, exhausted from joy, weak and pale, lay motionless in the telega.
"With Fire and Sword" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
A telega had gone over him and driven in his spine, so that it made a curve inside him.
"The House of the Dead or Prison Life in Siberia" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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