hackney coach

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hackney coach a carriage for hire
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Usage

In literature:

I am going to ask you to stick close beside me when we get to New York until I find a hackney-coach.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
Before each door a hackney-coach was waiting, and an escort of two hundred Lancers was in a street near by.
"France in the Nineteenth Century" by Elizabeth Latimer
The "Travels of Lemuel Gulliver" were dropped, said the publisher, at his house, in the dark, from a hackney-coach.
"A History of English Prose Fiction" by Bayard Tuckerman
The first hackney-coaches were started in London, A.D. 1625, by a Captain Bailey.
"Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects" by John Sutherland Sinclair, Earl of Caithness
At length the procession set out: the Bagshaws, Uncle John, and Jack Richards bringing up the rear in a hackney-coach.
"Stories of Comedy" by Various
Alexander threw himself into a hackney-coach and trundled after him.
"A Hungarian Nabob" by Maurus Jókai
There were then few hackney coaches, and we both got into one sedan-chair.
"Holborn and Bloomsbury" by Sir Walter Besant
When released he could not walk, and he was sent home in a hackney-coach.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Five, six, seven times was the book begun, but, like the hackney coaches, the audience could not get off the stones.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
A Venetian, on the other hand, sees vulgarity in a gondola, and thinks the only true romance is in a hackney coach.
"The Harbours of England" by John Ruskin
I walked back with him, till he came upon a hackney coach.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
A Proclamation to restrain the Abuses of Hackney Coaches in the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Suburbs thereof.
"Notes and Queries, Number 197, August 6, 1853" by Various
Battered, and bruised, and dripping with water, a man descended from the hackney coach, and Clarissa started up.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
The two took a hackney coach and rode in haste to Lord Stormont's.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
But for everyday the hackney coach was used.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
But providentially there were two hackney-coaches near by.
"Louis Philippe" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Hastily crossing the court, she arrived at her hackney-coach.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
The vehicle is of the hackney-coach variety.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875" by Various
The tramway facilities are so complete in the city of Mexico that one has very little occasion to employ hackney coaches.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
Ye'll find a hackney coach, no doubt, to bring ye home.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In news:

Eagles coach Rodney Hackney can only guess.
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