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  • n. Plural form of rockaway.

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Examples

  • Full-sized coaches stood beside lighter buggies, phaetons, rockaways, and chaises.

    The King's Best Highway

  • I don't think it's sandy hook, i think it's the waterfront path (maybe called marine pkwy) connecting coney island to floyd bennet-lane, where the bridge in the first pic connects the rockaways to the rest of bkly (at least physically)...although i might be wrong about all of that

    The Indignity of Commuting by Bicycle: Shoals of Idiocy

  • Most were enclosed but a few were actually open, and Julia named some of them: fine names like Victorias, five-glassed landaus, barouches, phaetons, and light rockaways.

    Time and Again

  • & Kendall's factory, the largest in the city, but cannot show the curious effect of the great show-room, filled with rockaways, buggies of all kinds, and park phaetons.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 25, April, 1873

  • Several of our largest dealers and most prominent lawyers lived there, and every morning early, numbers of one-horse rockaways might be seen conveying them down the hill to business, and their daughters to school.

    Documenting the American South, or, the American Experience in 19-th Century America

  • At eight o'clock the fiddles were tuning up, the skating rink lights were on and already Main Street was crowded with a varied assortment of vehicles -- automobiles, buggies, wagons, surreys, rockaways and even a large hay wagon that had brought a merry party of young folks from Clayton.

    The Comings of Cousin Ann

  • Before noon, company streets were laid out and lined with tents and, when the first buggies and rockaways began to roll in from the country, every boy-soldier was brushed and burnished to defy the stare of inspection and to quite dazzle the eye of masculine envy or feminine admiration.

    Crittenden A Kentucky Story of Love and War

  • There were thirteen vehicles belonging to the upper classes, mostly rockaways and old-style barouches, such as the mayor rides in at the unveiling of the new poorhouse at Milledgeville, Alabama.

    Rolling Stones

  • Soon strong open wagons and rockaways began to appear drawn by sleek, plump horses that often, seemingly, were gayer than their drivers.

    A Day of Fate

  • As we passed one of the carriage rooms, I marveled at the beautiful vehicles stored there: oil-black coupés sporting curved glass fronts, emerald-green rockaways accented by carmine or violet seats, a charming basket phaeton awaiting next summer’s country excursions.

    Firehorse

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