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- n. Alternative form of droshky.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A low, four-wheeled, open carriage, formerly used in Poland and Russia, consisting of a kind of long, narrow bench, on which the passengers ride as on a saddle, with their feet reaching nearly to the ground. Other kinds of vehicles have been so called, esp. a kind of victoria drawn by one or two horses, and used as a public carriage in German cities.
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- n. an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; formerly used in Poland and Russia
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The covered carriage known as a drosky is a rather lumbering vehicle on four wheels.
On a certain occasion I called a drosky-man and directed him to drive me to the United States Consulate.
They drove in from neighbouring villages with their produce for sale in a kind of drosky, the carretella as it was called, with its single pony harnessed to the near side of the pole.
They drove in from neighbouring villages with their produce for sale in a kind of drosky, the _carretella_ as it was called, with its single pony harnessed to the near side of the pole.
"I cannot believe that this is the city we saw yesterday," he declared as the Count called a drosky and bade the driver make a tour of the avenues and the gardens -- "you would think the people were the happiest in the world.
I knew nothing of this, of course, and on the penultimate day of the Congress, a Friday, as I was strolling home enjoying the morning after a strenuous late breakfast with Caprice, I was taken flat aback by Blowitz's moon face goggling at me from the window of a drosky drawn up near my hotel.
Quarrelsome drosky drivers, incongruous mills, and the thousand trumperies of the place, were all forgotten in the perfect beauty of the scene — in the full, the joyous realisation of my ideas of Niagara.
Round the door of the Clifton House were about twenty ragged, vociferous drosky-drivers, of most demoralised appearance, all clamorous for “a fare.”
I did not experience them myself, possibly because my only companion was the half-tipsy Irish drosky-driver.
The driver of our drosky drove us over the rough cobbles so rapidly, despite the hill, that we were almost overturned.
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