post chaise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n post chaise closed horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; formerly used to transport passengers and mail
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Post chaise a carriage usually with four wheels, for the conveyance of travelers who travel post.
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Quotations

  • Samuel Johnson
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    “If I had no duties, and no reference to futurity, I would spend my life in driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman.”

Usage

In literature:

Harry's ship had been paid off, and Headland having received his promotion, the two friends started in a post-chaise and four for London.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Just at sunset, up rattled a post-chaise, and the clerk got out and came haggard and bloodshot before his employer.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866" by Various
Upon arriving at the hotel of the prefecture, I found two post-chaises.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
The chaise was at the door, the horse being fastened to a post; but nobody was near it.
"Rollo's Museum" by Jacob Abbott
Well, sir, a-hactin' under horders, I were a-waitin' with the post-chaise at them Burnley Beeches at eleven o'clock.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
They keep a post-coach and post-chaise, which with the help of ours, were sufficient to accommodate us all.
"A Description of Millenium Hall" by Sarah Scott
A post-chaise, drawn by vigorous horses, now dashed into the Square, and drew up before Master Schwann's inn.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
Unworthy post-chaise to bear so precious a manuscript!
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
Three days later a clean-shaven, bright-cheeked, young dandy stepped into a post chaise, at midnight, and drove off to Exeter.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
She with Miss Nabby propose to ride in the Post Chaise as soon as they can possibly be ready.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
Then, all of a sudden, we were riding alone in a post-chaise; night came on, and we stopped at a house.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
Once I passed a chaise with a flogging post-boy and steaming nags.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane
It is a shame that romance should have passed with the post-chaise.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
There you could get a post-chaise and drive to Paris.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
Franklin there obtained a post chaise to convey him to Nantes.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
I went out this afternoon for a ride, and the post-chaise passed me.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
A heroine in a hack post-chaise is such a blow upon sentiment, as no attempt at grandeur or pathos can withstand.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Thence he easily found the road, and arrived at the inn where he had left the post-chaise.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
Clapt into a post-chaise for London, eh?
"Walladmor:" by Thomas De Quincey
He got in to the post-chaise.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
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In news:

On August 26, 1805, a post chaise left the town of Mainz and rolled east toward the Rhine River.
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