Vettura

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vettura An Italian four-wheeled carriage, esp. one let for hire; a hackney coach.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vettura An Italian four-wheeled carriage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vettura vet-tōō′ra an Italian four-wheeled carriage
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. vettura, fr. L. vectura, conveyance. Cf. Vecture
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It.,—L. vectura, a carrying—vehĕre, to convey.

Usage

In literature:

Lo Sciatti fu subito raccolto da alcuni cittadini, che, per mezzo della pubblica vettura n. 365, lo transporto a San Giovanni di Dio.
"The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories" by Mark Twain
May I send for a vettura?
"The Gadfly" by E. L. Voynich
The travellers were to journey by Vettura from Chivasso to Turin; and when Odo woke next morning the carriage stood ready in the courtyard.
"The Valley of Decision" by Edith Wharton
Next we had a disagreement, with two men who brought down our luggage, and put it on the vettura; .
"Passages From the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 1" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
We had a very pleasant vettura journey, Robert will have told you.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Two vetturas held the family, and in due time they arrived at Terracina.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
She had been to visit her child at the latter place, and was returning to Rome alone in a vettura.
"Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli)" by Julia Ward Howe
The vettura corriere, or mail coach, started at midnight for Otranto, and as it passed Foggia, Mr. Lennox determined to take it so far.
"The Weird of the Wentworths, Vol. 2" by Johannes Scotus
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