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smoking car

noun
1.
smoker (def 2a).
Origin of smoking car
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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  • At intervals during the day he left her to go into the smoking-car to enjoy his pipe.

    The Land of Promise D. Torbett
  • smoking-car ahead, lady; this is the last of the passenger-coaches.

    Seven Miles to Arden Ruth Sawyer
  • The bibliothecal odor will be as plain upon them as a certain other odor is upon those who emerge from the smoking-car or saloon.

  • I had to go into the smoking-car to find a vacant seat, and there I could see but one.

    Yellowstone Nights Herbert Quick
  • "Come with me," and Caleb Walton arose, and led the way to the smoking-car.

    Fighting in Cuban Waters Edward Stratemeyer
  • Mr. Cutter made a dignified reply, and withdrew to the smoking-car.

    Short Sixes H. C. Bunner
  • The smoking-car happened to be almost empty, and the conductor said he would better go in there.

    Sonny Boy Sophie Swett
  • The experience of those in the smoking-car was quite remarkable.

    The Ashtabula Disaster Stephen D. Peet
  • For obvious reasons Garrison had not chosen his usual haven, the smoking-car, on the train.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • He bought his ticket and went directly into the smoking-car.

    Song of the Lark Willa Cather

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