My first visit to Paris and my discovery of the livery fare came to mind.
Outside the courthouse, they were swarmed by a media mob until they managed to get into a livery cab.
In Tombstone, Arizona, in 1879, John Montgomery founded the O.K. Corral, livery and Feed Stable.
But he had a business card and livery plates, so we piled in and headed out into the storm.
“He was left here by a man I think was this Tim Crapsey the paper spoke about,” announced the livery stable keeper.
I looked up, and saw the livery my father's menials had worn.
Little more than half a block north, on the former street, was a livery stable kept by Patrick Dinan.
“Pete” himself had driven the equipage over from the livery stable.
If this were not a personal collar, it may have been a livery of Henry of Lancaster as earl of Derby.
The butler, an exalted personage in livery, answered my ring.
c.1300, "household allowance of any kind (food, provisions, clothing) to retainers or servants," from Anglo-French livere (late 13c.), Old French livrée, "allowance, ration, pay," originally "(clothes) delivered by a master to his retinue," from fem. past participle of livrer "to dispense, deliver, hand over," from Latin liberare (see liberate). The sense later was reduced to "servants' rations" and "provender for horses" (mid-15c.). The former led to the meaning "distinctive clothing given to servants" (early 14c.); the latter now is obsolete except in livery stable (1705). Related: Liveried.