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hackney coach

hackney (def 1).
a four-wheeled carriage having six seats and drawn by two horses.
Origin of hackney coach
1615-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He begged Vaillant to order his officers to try to get the hackney-coach up to his.

  • Did I intend to follow him to his house, some thirty miles distant, in a hackney-coach?

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • All the people seem anxious to cheat as much as they can, from the master of the inn to the driver of the hackney-coach.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • A hackney-coach was called, and the father and daughter departed in it.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • After spending the morning at Messrs. Run and Raffle's, she returned home with a hackney-coach full of bargains.

  • But it is difficult to imagine a hackney-coach under so irritable an aspect.

  • A hackney-coach Horse declared himself in favor of the sliding-scale, which he understood to mean the wooden pavement.

  • A hackney-coach always appeared to us the most quiescent of movables.

  • As she passed through the streets in an hackney-coach, disgust and horror alternately filled her mind.

    Mary Mary Wollstonecraft
  • He arrived in a hackney-coach numbered 45, attended by a vast crowd.

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