phaeton

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n phaeton large open car seating four with folding top
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Phaëton A four-wheeled carriage (with or without a top), open, or having no side pieces, in front of the seat. It is drawn by one or two horses.
    • Phaëton (Zoöl) A handsome American butterfly (Euphydryas Phaëton syn. Melitæa Phaëton). The upper side of the wings is black, with orange-red spots and marginal crescents, and several rows of cream-colored spots; -- called also Baltimore.
    • Phaëton See Phaëthon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n phaeton A high open four-wheeled carriage: as, a park phaëton; a mail phaëton. See cut on following page.
    • n phaeton A low open four-wheeled carriage, drawn by one or two horses: as, a pony-phaëton.
    • n phaeton [capitalized] [NL.] In ornithology, same as Phaëthon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Phaeton fā′e-ton a kind of open pleasure-carriage on four wheels, drawn by one or two horses, from Phaëthon, son of Helios, the sun, whose chariot he attempted to drive: a tropic bird
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. phaéton, a kind of carriage, fr. Phaéthon, Phaëthon, the son of Helios. See Phaëthon

Usage

In literature:

Once the girl leaned far out of the phaeton, and waved a handkerchief three times, as if she were signaling.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
The long-ago summer day he had met the two in the phaeton, he was more keenly pained for her sake than his own.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
Once more hath Phaeton ridden low, searing the fields and drying the streams.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Maybe that is the reason they call us the Phaeton sometimes.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photography, Vol. II., No. 5, November 1897" by Various
He might as well drive her in his new phaeton that he is so proud of.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
I hear the sound of the phaeton.
"A Country Gentleman and his Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
She would have preferred a little phaeton and a horse which she could drive herself.
"Mrs. Cliff's Yacht" by Frank R. Stockton
He scrambled out of the phaeton and ran around to Scalawag's head.
"The Corner House Girls Growing Up" by Grace Brooks Hill
There was a little kind of a phaeton standing outside, and a rather fat boy with red cheeks on the box.
"The Girls and I" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
How could you say you saw them driving out in a phaeton?
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
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In poetry:

Flash phaetons fill the streets to-day;
inn-tables rock to sailor fists;
the Governor, while the town is gay,
checks over new assignment lists.
"Ship from the Thames" by Rex Ingamells
Phyllie, don't mismate; those that do regret it.
Phaeton--you know his unhappy story;
Poor Bellerophon, too, you must remember,
Pegasus shook him.
"R.S.V.P." by Franklin Pierce Adams
Not Phaeton-like, by rash Ambition hurl'd,
Too Young You Drove the Chariot of the World;
But Form'd by Nature, and Improv'd by Pains,
Explor'd the Road, e'er yet You shook the Reins.
"To The King" by Richardson Pack
The Baby in that sunny Sphere
So like a Phaeton appears,
That Heav'n, the threaten'd World to spare,
Thought fit to drown him in her tears;
Else might th' ambitious Nymph aspire,
To set, like him, Heav'n too on fire.
"Weeping" by Alexander Pope

In news:

A mini Phaeton, not a large Jetta.
Audi's A8L Security So Bombproof, It Can Even Survive the Phaeton.
Audi's A8L Security So Bombproof , It Can Even Survive the Phaeton.
1928 Lincoln Dual- Cowl Phaeton.
It takes a little madness to build a '29 Ford highboy phaeton from a sedan.
1933 Chrysler Imperial CL Phaeton to hit the auction block.
Learn more about the 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton with comprehensive car pricing info, current recall reports & safety data, MPG, car photos, specs & more.
2004 Volkswagen Phaeton W12 Photo Gallery.
New Volkswagen Phaeton is a Go.
Finely styled and well crafted, the 1927 Cadillac Custom Sport Phaeton was a Classic sensation.
Few Packards have survived as well as this 1926 Eight 236 Phaeton Export, built for the Australian market.
Appearing to emanate from the constellation Gemini, the Geminid meteors are actually remnants of the asteroid Phaeton that get trapped and burn up in the Earth's atmosphere when our planet orbits through the asteroid's debris field.
An all-new Volkswagen Phaeton is in the firm's production plan, R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg has confirmed at today's Sao Paulo motor show.
The throttle body used on the phaeton is on the left, with a pair of new -6AN to metric GM fittings from Pure Choice Motorsports installed in the fuel inlet and return ports.
We visit this glass house, home of the new Phaeton.
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