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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as hackney, 3.

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Examples

  • At length, after a thousand insults, she was put into a hackney-coach, with the crier of the revolutionary court, and taken to the Conciergerie, where she passed the night.

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  • She desired to go, also, in a chair: but he hurried her by quick surprize into a hackney-coach, which, he said, would be more speedy, and bidding the man drive to Pall

    Camilla

  • They then set out, Mr Simkins feeling proud and happy in being allowed to attend her, while Cecilia, glad of any protection, accepted his offer of continuing with her, even after she met with an hackney-coach.

    Cecilia

  • He would not trust her, however, from his sight, but seizing the very instant of her renewed consent, he dismissed the chairs, and ordering a hackney-coach, preferred any risk to that of her again wavering, and insisted upon accompanying her in it himself.

    Cecilia

  • Gladly, however, she still consented to be accompanied by Mr Simkins, for her dread of being alone, at so late an hour, in an hackney-coach, was invincible.

    Cecilia

  • Mr Simkins to accompany her on foot till they met with an hackney-coach.

    Cecilia

  • Greece stood in need of the chariot of Thespis, France stands in need of the hackney-coach of Vade.

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  • He had entered a hackney-coach, had engaged it by the hour, and had directed his course at hap-hazard towards the Latin quarter.

    Les Miserables

  • The reader will remember that the hackney-coach was waiting in case of need.

    Les Miserables

  • The hackney-coach, which regulated all its movements on his, had, in its turn, halted on the quay above him, close to the parapet.

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