hansom cab

Definitions

  • Flo and I ordered a hansom-cab
    Flo and I ordered a hansom-cab
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hansom cab a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hansom cab A light, low, two-wheeled covered carriage with the driver's seat elevated behind, the reins being passed over the top. "He hailed a cruising hansom . . . “ 'Tis the gondola of London,” said Lothair."
    • Hansom cab See Hansom.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the name of the inventor

Usage

In literature:

The motor cabs in London are more comfortable than the hansoms were.
"The Children's Book of London" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
I've heard that your father wanted to drive a hansom cab for a life job when he was your age.
"Sunny Boy in the Country" by Ramy Allison White
Fancy a little crooked figure like me in a hansom cab!
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
I called a Hansom cab, and reached Euston Square depot just in time for the train.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
Presently a hansom pulled up and Joe stepped in and sat down by the side of another man, and the cab drove rapidly away.
"Australia Revenged" by Boomerang
The architect of this church was Mr. Hansom, who invented for the benefit of London the Hansom cab.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
And without doubt he tasted the wonder of a city of automobiles still clinging to the hansom cab.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
A man-servant behind him blew a cab-whistle, a hansom came up, and he drove away.
"The Count's Chauffeur" by William Le Queux
Oliver sedulously averted his eyes and hailed a passing hansom cab.
"Brooke's Daughter" by Adeline Sergeant
Mystery of a Hansom Cab, The.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
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In news:

'Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Hansom Cab Killer' takes famed detective to the comedic fringe.
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