American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A stately carriage of the late 16th and 17th centuries.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of pleasure-carriage; a coach: as, “coaches and caroches,” Burton, Anat. of Mel.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A kind of pleasure carriage; a coach.
- n. a luxurious carriage suitable for nobility in the 16th and 17th century
- Obsolete French carroche, from Old Italian carrozza, ultimately from carro, cart, from Latin carrus, a Gallic type of wagon; see kers- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“My mistress, the Barbary horses be all there saving ten, and the caroche is a-building in the air: as to the jewels, seeing they be”
“Madam," now announced Hans from the door, "the baggage is packed, and the caroche awaiteth your Ladyship.”
“Madam, 'tis my Lord Dilston's caroche, with six great Flanders horses, and three serving-men, all as fine as fiddlers, and never a soul in the caroche --”
“Northumberland, and he begged a seat in his caroche; and Madam Penelope stuffed the caroche with all the cushions that were in the house, and a hamper of baked meats, and wine, and a great fur mantle to lap your”
“I shall ride in the caroche," repeated Aubrey calmly.”
“Town himself in his own caroche, till he heard of your Ladyship's trouble, and then he cast about to know of some friend that was going, so he might leave it for you.”
“Aunt Temperance!" called out Aubrey from the doorstep, "you shall have my horse, if you will; I am going in the caroche.”
“You're to ride in a caroche, Aunt Temperance!" cried Aubrey.”
“May I therefore beg that your Ladyship will so far favour me as to use the caroche as your own, from this day until”
“Morrell hath sent her a caroche and horses wherein to journey at her ease.”
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