drawing-room car

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drawing-room car a passenger car for day travel; you pay extra fare for individual chairs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Drawing-room car See Palace car, under Car.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Drawing-room car a railway-carriage fitted up as a drawing-room
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Orig. Withdrawing-room.

Usage

In literature:

After lunch we returned to our drawing-room car.
"The Memoirs of Victor Hugo" by Victor Hugo
He passed through drawing-room, hall, and porch out on to the drive, and stood there listening for the car.
"The Forsyte Saga, Volume III." by John Galsworthy
He passed through drawing-room, hall, and porch out onto the drive, and stood there listening for the car.
"To Let" by John Galsworthy
He passed through drawing-room, hall, and porch out on to the drive, and stood there listening for the car.
"The Forsyte Saga, Complete" by John Galsworthy
The attorney drove up to the door of Dunmore House on his car, and was shown into the drawing-room, where he met Barry Lynch.
"The Kellys and the O'Kellys" by Anthony Trollope
She was merely looking out through the drawing-room window, when some one fired at her from a passing motor car.
"Number Seventeen" by Louis Tracy
From the window of her aunt's drawing-room she watched the big six-seater car arrive at the door.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
However, just after supper, when Sylvia was alone in the drawing-room of the car, he approached her.
"The Candidate" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
She left the hateful drawing-room car with her packages and her papa(?).
"Lippincott's Magazine, September, 1885" by Various
Some of them were ordinary sleepers, some were compartment and drawing-room cars.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
She decided on a small flat and a runabout car, and rather thought that the drawing-room should be pink.
"What a Man Wills" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
As Avery left the car, Eaton found a seat in one of the end sections near the drawing-room.
"The Blind Man's Eyes" by William MacHarg
The interior of the Queen's car is furnished after the fashion of the white drawing-room at Windsor Castle.
"Harper's Round Table, July 23, 1895" by Various
As Bowen swung the car round, Patricia was conscious that at the drawing-room and lounge windows Galvin House was heavily massed.
"Patricia Brent, Spinster" by Herbert Jenkins
The girls had drawing room A in car fifty-seven.
"Janet Hardy in Radio City" by Ruthe S. Wheeler
These trains have not drawing-room cars with smoking-rooms attached.
"Jonathan and His Continent" by Max O'Rell
Willing had engaged the two drawing rooms, one at either end of the car.
"The Blue Grass Seminary Girls on the Water" by Carolyn Judson Burnett
There were no such things known then as sleeping-cars, or drawing-room cars.
"The Master of Warlock" by George Cary Eggleston
There are but nine compartments or drawing-rooms in the standard Pullman all-compartment car.
"The Railroad Problem" by Edward Hungerford
But that was the field, and this car was a drawing room.
"Excuse Me!" by Rupert Hughes
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