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
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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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