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horseless carriage

[hawrs-lis] /ˈhɔrs lɪs/
an automobile:
The horse and buggy were eventually replaced by the horseless carriage.
Origin of horseless carriage
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • While cars of the future get a lot of ink, engineers keep improving the original horse for the horseless carriage.
  • Animal names for cars are nearly as old as the horseless carriage itself, but today there are surprisingly few.
  • The legend is that the first car race happened the first time one horseless carriage met another on the road.
  • There were, for example, a lot of complaints about the horseless carriage.
  • The horse drawn carriage had some influence on the early design of the first horseless carriage.
  • Before the electric car became the transport of tomorrow, it was the horseless carriage of yesteryear.
  • After the horseless carriage comes the driverless one.
  • The vehicle cannot be restored and reregistered unless it qualifies as either a horseless carriage or historical vehicle.
  • The restored license plate may be used instead of a collector vehicle license plate or horseless carriage license plate.

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