But TV, she points out, is everywhere: at airports, in New York City cabs, in restaurants, and sometimes on the street.
With most of the subway system still down for the count, cabs are in even higher demand than usual.
Never was he more delightful than when bellowing, “The cabs are here!”
Result: In wind and rain and baking sun, Parisians must stand in long lines at taxi stands for cabs that never come.
That was a small miracle -- there are hardly any cabs when you need them in San Francisco.
What has become of all the cabs which have been displaced by the taxis?
The cabs are all waggonettes, similar to those used in Melbourne, but drawn by two horses instead of one.
And, of course, like London cabs, the gondolas may be taken off them for trips.
The cabs, enrobed in Red Crosses, awaited an unwelcome fare—a mangled pedestrian.
Or, just once more, a line of Oxford cabs—who does not know the Oxford cab?
1826, "light, horse-drawn carriage," shortening of cabriolet (1763), from French cabriolet (18c.), diminutive of cabrioler "leap, caper" (16c./17c.), from Italian capriolare "jump in the air," from capriola, properly "the leap of a kid," from Latin capreolus "wild goat, roebuck," from PIE *kap-ro- "he-goat, buck" (cf. Old Irish gabor, Welsh gafr, Old English hæfr, Old Norse hafr "he-goat"). The carriages had springy suspensions.
Extended to hansoms and other types of carriages, then extended to similar-looking parts of locomotives (1851). Applied especially to public horse carriages, then to automobiles-for-hire (1899) when these began to replace them.
hollow (R.V., "kab"), occurs only in 2 Kings 6:25; a dry measure, the sixth part of a seah, and the eighteenth part of an ephah, equal to about two English quarts.