carriage trade

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carriage trade trade from upper-class customers
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Usage

In literature:

Then they turned and chased a returning carriage back to their trading-post again.
"A Tramp Abroad, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
His carriage, with the fine gilding, was a part of his stock in trade.
"Barry Lyndon" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Then they turned and chased a returning carriage back to their trading-post again.
"A Tramp Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
HE IS BY TRADE A BLACKSMITH; HAS DROVE A CARRIAGE, CAN SHAVE AND DRESS HAIR, AND IS A COBBLING SHOEMAKER.
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
Honest, even when I was fittin' corsets for the carriage trade, I never got so close to such a spiffy bunch.
"Wilt Thou Torchy" by Sewell Ford
THE HUB: a Journal devoted to the Carriage Building Trades.
"Scientific American, Volume XXXVI., No. 8, February 24, 1877" by Various
The railway, by doing away with the carriage of goods by men, gave the final death-blow to the slave trade in that part of East Africa.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
In 1900 the decrease in the carriage of wheat was enormous, and also the trade in oil seeds.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Robert had gone ahead rapidly with his scheme for reorganizing the carriage trade.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
And I think, I may take for granted, that it is the Trading, and not the Landed-Interest, which sets up most new Carriages.
"An Humble Address and Earnest Appeal to Those Respectable Personages in Great-Britain and Ireland, Who, by Their Great and Permanent Interest in Landed Property, Their Liberal Education, Elevated Rank, and Enlarged Views, Are the Ablest to Judge, and the Fittest to Decide, Whether a Connection with, Or a Separation from the Continental Colonies of America, Be Most for the National Advantage, and the Lasting Benefit of These Kingdoms" by Josiah Tucker
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In news:

Helen Gagalis, who along with her husband, Nick, helped to create a market for high-priced carriage-trade fashion throws in luxury fibers a quarter century ago, died at her home here July 22 of a heart attack.
Storm Cat filly purchased by Team Valor International at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale has been named Carriage Trade, and she will be trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, according to Team Valor's Barry Irwin.
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