from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A railroad-car fitted for the transportation of horses.
  • n. A street-car drawn by horses.


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  • It was a “palace horse-car,” projecting six inches wider than any car on the train.


  • He developed an elaborate horse-car railroad system, and it made him a natural for appointment, by Mayor Hugh J.

    Steinway on the Superhighway

  • Not only does he comport himself poorly, but his surname also implies that he may be a Jewish person, as does the fact that “he rode the bicycle to save his horse-car fare.”

    The More Things Change...: Bicycles in the News

  • He made his way there by horse-car and ferry — a dark, silent man — to the offices in question.

    Sister Carrie

  • He hurried to Madison Street and boarded a horse-car, which carried him to Ogden Place in half an hour.

    Sister Carrie

  • Cowperwood turned his eyes toward the completion of the second part of the programme — that of taking over the Washington Street tunnel and the Chicago West Division Company, which was still drifting along under its old horse-car regime.

    The Titan

  • Its publication in the Atlantic had the effect of waking up horse-car poetry all over the world.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • They dodged a horse-car trolley and a cartload of earth being hauled for fill to the harbor, and hurried up the pretentious marble steps to the carved portals of the Palace.


  • Besides the water highway, on the other side, just a few feet beyond the iron roads, a horse-car track and a turnpike offer additional facilities for locomotion.

    Connor Magan's Luck and Other Stories

  • A ladder running up to the dizzy roof of an unfinished building is no more to be resisted by him than the back platform of a horse-car, when the conductor is collecting his fare in front.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867

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