hackney coach


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hackney coach a carriage for hire
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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

In news:

Eagles coach Rodney Hackney can only guess.