• WordNet 3.6
    • n taxicab a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile Services(two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number theotherchannel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, butnochannel 1.
    • n taxicab A public ‘cab’ or carriage which carries a fare-indicator. See taximeter.
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  • George Burns
    “Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.”


In literature:

Five minutes later he had signaled a taxicab and given Ribiera's address.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
As they reached the sidewalk, Duvall observed the taxicab he had ordered to be in readiness, standing in front of the door.
"The Ivory Snuff Box" by Arnold Fredericks
The rejected visitor got an instant's fun out of the reflection as he returned to his palpitating taxicab.
"" by E.W. Hornung
Everywhere one sees speeding taxicabs, each containing a young soldier, his family, and two or three bundles.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
I sent them all, and the bone, home in a taxicab.
"Officer 666" by Barton W. Currie
Black shapes bending, Taxicabs crush in the crowd.
"Some Imagist Poets" by Richard Aldington
Outside Micky hailed a taxicab.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
Reed quickly signaled a taxicab and hustled the bewildered officer into it.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
The taxicab went veering and yawing over an unusually Virginian bad road.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
The Robot saw the taxicab, and stood gazing.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
The last man to run a taxicab was Jim Lumpkins, and now Jim's struck oil and he's so rich he won't do nothing.
"The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck" by Edward Stratemeyer
She found it so when they were in the taxicab on their way to Victoria.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
George Deaves wished to take a taxicab, but Evan advised against it.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
The taxicab had stopped.
"The Girl in the Mirror" by Elizabeth Garver Jordan
Taxicabs were scuttling by.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
As a taxicab bore me to my club I felt a tremendous suspense.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
Catching up her pocketbook from the table, she hurried out upon the porch to wait for the taxicab.
"Penny Nichols Finds a Clue" by Joan Clark
Just then a taxicab whirled around the corner.
"Penny Nichols and the Black Imp" by Joan Clark
Going home in a taxicab after sitting in a ten-dollar seat at a big fight!
"In And Out" by Edgar Franklin
Scarcely had Du Mond disappeared when she came out and stood in the entrance while a boy summoned a taxicab for her.
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve

In poetry:

He never rides in trucks or trams,
In taxicabs or omnibuses,
And so keeps out of traffic jams
And other hippopotomusses.
"Habits of the Hippopotamus" by Arthur Guiterman
Philosophy over alcohol
A brother bought from
The taxicab driver
And my mind jumps
At a grasshopper thought
Which is without relations.
"Adumbration" by Norman MacLeod

In news: All Hail : Theatre Education Impacts Lives In The Backseat Of Taxicabs.
The Arlington County Board voted 3-2 on Monday against the proposal by the Electric Vehicle Taxicab Co.
The board is expected to vote Monday after putting off a decision on the proposal from Electric Vehicle Taxicab Co.
Women in taxicab injured when pickup ran red light at 11 Mile Road, Stephenson Highway.
Hailed by Mayor Vincent C Gray as "another step forward in modernizing our taxicab industry," the city unveiled potential uniform color schemes for District taxis today.
The taxicab companies behind the cabs that didn't pick up a black passenger during a WUSA9 test say the DC Taxi Commission, not them, is responsible for enforcing regulations to carry all passengers.
Residents to choose new color scheme for taxicabs.
One of the proposed color schemes for DC taxicabs.
Mayor Vincent Gray (above, right) and DC Taxicab Commission Chairman Ron M. Question of the Day.
The DC Taxicab Commission contest asking residents to select what color city taxicabs should be may be short-lived.
(Executive Office of the Mayor) The DC taxicab industry is in for major changes, and it's Ron Linton 's job to make that change happen.
Trade group criticizes Nissan's taxicab for NYC.
William Rouse, the GM of Los Angeles Yellow Cab and a fourth-generation leader in transportation, has taken over as president of the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA).
San Francisco taxicab regulators are weighing what to do about a new breed of ride-sharing startups.
Whether they issue medallions or certificates, cities such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami and our neighbors (Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Montgomery, Prince George's) have numerical limits on taxicabs.

In science:

Krause, Taxicab Geometry: An Adventure in NonEuclidean Geometry, Dover, New York (1986).
Random Symmetry Breaking and Freezing in Chaotic Networks
Lemma 3.3. (Taxicab Lemma) For u = (x, y), v = (x′ y ′ ) ∈ V (GH ), if |x − x′ | ≥ |y − y ′ |, then d(u, v) = ku − vk1 .
On Vertex Identifying Codes For Infinite Lattices
This fact is used so frequently that we call it the Taxicab Lemma.
On Vertex Identifying Codes For Infinite Lattices
By the Taxicab Lemma, we have d((i−(r−j ), 0), (i, j )) = d((i+(r−j ), 0), (i, j )) = r .
On Vertex Identifying Codes For Infinite Lattices
We see that d((i, j ), (i − (r − j ) + 1, 0)) = r − 1 and so by the Taxicab Lemma, neither of these vertices is in Br ((i′ , j ′ )).
On Vertex Identifying Codes For Infinite Lattices
We see that d((i, j ), (i − (r − j ) + 1, 0)) = r − 1 and so by the Taxicab Lemma, neither of these vertices is in Br ((i′ , j ′ )).
On Vertex Identifying Codes For Infinite Lattices
Proof of Lemma 3.3. (Taxicab Lemma) By Lemma 3.2, it suffices to show there exists a path of length ku − vk between u and v .
On Vertex Identifying Codes For Infinite Lattices