Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The driver of a hackney-coach.
- n. A hackney-coach.
- To drive along, like a hackney-coachman or jarvey.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Slang, Eng. The driver of a hackney coach.
- n. Slang, Eng. A hackney coach.
- Two origins are known, although there is no solid evidence for either. (Wiktionary)
“It took me over a long stretch of the best hunting country of Galway, and my jarvey was a”
“_quondam_ "jarvey," who understood the handling of horses as every”
“I looked back at the cursing driver in time to see him close the door on another latecomer, a cove in a brown suit and bowler who was demanding that he open it again, but jarvey wasn't having any, and the bus rolled off with the fellow staring after us through the glass.”
“Sir Walter Scott made a single lowland Scottish dialect serve for all Scotland; and the Irish novelists, or the greater number of them, made Munster, Leinster and Connaught talk like a Dublin jarvey.333 Scott and the Irish novelists did their work according to their knowledge and their purpose, and were justified.”
“The jarvey stared at her in momentary stupefaction.”
“Lester leaned in and placed the child on her lap, then called an instruction to the jarvey as he climbed in after her.”
“On arrival, they soon secured their booty, paid the jarvey, and lay down to rest.”
“The jarvey addressed as it happened had not but the keeper took”
“Bloom was pointing out all the stars and the comets in the heavens to Chris Callinan and the jarvey: the great bear and Hercules and the dragon, and the whole jingbang lot.”
“Mr Bloom, scarcely knowing which way to look, turned away on the moment flusterfied but outwardly calm, and, picking up from the table the pink sheet of the Abbey street organ which the jarvey, if such he was, had laid aside, he picked it up and looked at the pink of the paper though why pink.”
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