Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cart in which the public mail is carried.
“But no sooner had it got above Saint – Laurent than it raced like a mail-cart to Saint – Denis, which it reached in forty minutes.”
“The rattle of the rickety old mail-cart, on its way to Winchester that night, was heard, and the horn of the driver as he passed the church.”
“The jin-ri-ki-sha, to give it its full name, means man-power carriage, and is like a big mail-cart or perambulator.”
“We could not, however, stop at Alipur, so after some consultation we settled to take the mail-cart ponies and ride on to camp.”
“The mail-cart rattled across the bridge of boats, and in less than an hour I found myself at Ludhiana, at the house of George Ricketts,  the Deputy Commissioner.”
“Lahore, to which place we continued our journey by mail-cart.”
“In order that the authorities at Rawal Pindi might be able to communicate with the Movable Column while on the march and away from telegraph stations, which were few and far between in 1857, a signaller accompanied us, and travelled with his instruments on a second mail-cart, and wherever we halted for the day he attached his wire to the main line.”
“Captain Law, one of my two companions on the mail-cart from Umballa, was the officer killed.”
“Post? mail-cart? nonsense!" said Jack, shaking hands all round 'mid an avalanche of chaff.”
“With a sudden turn of the mail-cart, she was past her enemy, and running swiftly down the pavement towards St. Olave's, while little Maud laughed and clapped her hands with delight; she thought the run was all to amuse her.”
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