Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wagon for conveying goods and passengers, by stages, at regularly appointed times.
  • n. A stage-coach.

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Examples

  • “It was a frightful old trap; it rests flat on the axle; it is an actual fact that the seats were suspended inside it by leather thongs; the rain came into it; the wheels were rusted and eaten with moisture; it would not go much further than the tilbury; a regular ramshackle old stage-wagon; the gentleman would make a great mistake if he trusted himself to it,” etc., etc.

    Les Miserables

  • We left the Hof one August Friday -- we were not superstitious -- a goodly company, sufficient to freight the rumbling old stage-wagon which jolted daily between Bruneck and Taufers, a distance of nine miles.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 29, August, 1873

  • But the jolting stage-wagon allowed us no time to analyze this painful, ever-recurring feature of the Tyrol.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 29, August, 1873

  • Accordingly next evening they travelled on, with Nell comfortably bestowed in a stage-wagon among the softer packages, her grandfather and the schoolmaster walking on beside the driver, and the landlady and all the good folks of the inn screaming out their good wishes and farewells.

    Ten Girls from Dickens

  • But let us admit that the rapidity of transportation by rail is to that by wheels, all allowances made, as four to one: in society time itself being value, at the same price the railroad would have an advantage over the stage-wagon of four hundred per cent.

    System of Economical Contradictions: or, the Philosophy of Misery

  • Consequently, in order that society may realize the profit above supposed, it is absolutely necessary that the railroad's prices shall not exceed, or shall exceed but very little, those of the stage-wagon.

    System of Economical Contradictions: or, the Philosophy of Misery

  • Suppose, in fact, to make the thing still clearer, that the railroad should raise its price to twenty-five centimes, the rate by the old method remaining at eighteen; it would lose immediately all its consignments; shippers, consignees, everybody would return to the stage-wagon, if necessary.

    System of Economical Contradictions: or, the Philosophy of Misery

  • Philadelphia to New York in 1766 -- and primitive enough it was -- was called "the flying-machine, a good stage-wagon set on springs."

    Home Life in Colonial Days

  • But later, after they reached the village, when the farewells had all been spoken, the Downs family kissed, and herself and Mr. Joyce were in the stage-wagon ready to start, she turned again for one moment, and her eyes sought out the blue-green outline which they knew so well.

    Eyebright A Story

  • But the persons who alighted from the clumsy stage-wagon were Mr. Christopher Kirkbright, Miss Euphrasia, and Desire Ledwith.

    The Other Girls

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