coach-and-four love

Definitions

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  • n. a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The founders modeled their conventions upon this precept, refusing to travel by anything other than a coach-and-four equipped with a small corner stove, fueled by trees they hacked at from the roads while they traveled.

    Christian Nation

  • I would have thought that discriminating against someone one the grounds of his or her colour is simply wrong in any circumstance and the concept of ‘fair’ discrimination drives a coach-and-four through the notion of all citizens being equal before the law and having the right to equal protection and benefit of the law.

    SA Enjoys It While it Can

  • In the ads, Mr. Lampton looked like nothing so much as a Dickens character, in a greatcoat and top hat, perched on his coach-and-four, with his long gray eyebrows and wrinkled leonine head.

    Squire of Indemnity Was a Louisville Legend

  • This shareholding drives a coach-and-four through the terms of the Ministerial Code, both in spirit and as a matter of the clear terms of its text.

    The Problem with Hilary Benn

  • He drove the family coach-and-four to Southampton with Miss

    Vanity Fair

  • We have dinner-parties, and drive out in the coach-and-four the footmen put on their newest canary-coloured liveries; we drink claret and champagne as if we were accustomed to it every day.

    Vanity Fair

  • So the Fairy kissed Rosalba with peculiar tenderness, and at once changed her wand into a very comfortable coach-and-four, with

    The Rose and the Ring

  • And so I am preparing, with Lady Betty and my cousin Montague, to wait upon my beloved with a coach-and-four, or

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Revolutionary Prince Napoleon in a coach-and-four?

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • And drive me down he actually did, in his grand coach-and-four, to Mr. Von Stiltz, in Clifford

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond

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