Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of coachman.

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Examples

  • 'Yes, Sir, the licentiousness of one woman of quality makes more noise than that of a number of women in lower stations; then, Sir, you are to consider the malignity of women in the city against women of quality, which will make them believe any thing of them, such as that they call their coachmen to bed.

    Life of Johnson

  • ‘Yes, Sir, the licentiousness of one woman of quality makes more noise than that of a number of women in lower stations; then, Sir, you are to consider the malignity of women in the city against women of quality, which will make them believe any thing of them, such as that they call their coachmen to bed.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • He said the coachmen were the most warmly dressed men in Paris, always took care to be well covered, and we never had fancy, high-stepping horses, but ordinary strong ones, which could wait patiently.

    My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879

  • We cannot hope for a change for the better as long as colored people are only known as coachmen, waiters, cooks, and washerwomen.

    Evidences of Progress Among Colored People

  • With her black hair braided up under a close-fitting cap and her tall form muffled in a many-caped cloak such as coachmen wore, the Princess was sufficiently anonymous at the reins of her unmarked phaeton.

    The Silicon Mage

  • The entire party of British refugees was now limited to fifteen or sixteen persons, some, tired of waiting, having taken themselves off by the Sedan route, whilst a few others -- such as coachmen and grooms -- on securing employment from German princes and generals, resolved to stay at

    My Days of Adventure The Fall of France, 1870-71

  • It was also a thoroughfare for the gay equipages of the square, which passed through it daily on their way to and from the adjoining stables, thereby endangering the lives of precocious babies who could crawl, but could not walk away from home, as well as affording food for criticism and scandal, not to mention the leaving behind of a species of secondhand odour of gentility such as coachmen and footmen can give forth.

    Fighting the Flames

  • High-swung barouches, with immense armorial bearings on their panels, driven by fat white-wigged coachmen, and having powdered footmen up behind them; seigniorial phaetons; daring tandems; discreet little broughams, brown or yellow; flippant high dog-carts; low but flippant Ralli-carts; very frivolous private hansoms shaming the more serious public ones.

    Max

  • Then a royal carriage, filled with ladies and gentlemen of the household, with powdered footmen and coachmen most gorgeously arrayed.

    CORONATION DAY

  • ONe of the flies up here in Maine that I rarely see yet has worked well is the leadwing coachmen.

    flies you don't see often yet are useful

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