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- n. a simple four-wheeled Russian cart without springs
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rude four-wheeled, springless wagon, used among the Russians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cart or sort of box, about six feet long, unprovided with springs, and set upon the wheels: a Russian vehicle.
Do you think of the miles he has traveled, in a _telega_, over snow-covered steppes, and the smoking
He seated himself in his telega, in which lay two trunks, one containing his pistols, the other his effects.
On the third day the servant managed to hire a telega from a superior farmer and they started immediately, the heavy luggage having been consigned to a merchant vessel at Yakutsk.
Rezánov, in a fever which he attributed to rage, dismissed the telega at a village and awaited the coming of Jón, who followed on horseback with the personal luggage.
They were twelve hours covering the thirty versts, and at Katschuk Rezánov succumbed for two days, while Jón scoured the country in search of a telega; as sometimes happened there was a long stretch of country without snow, and sledges, by far the most comfortable method of travel in Siberia, could not be used.
Curiously primitive, the telega is four-wheeled, with two planks thrown crudely across the axle-trees.
I declared to him that his clothes would be given to him immediately, that a telega should be harnessed for him, and taking from my drawer a twenty-rouble bank-note, I laid it on table.
To my interrogative glance, he answered that a lady was asking for me -- young, poorly-dressed -- and that she had come in a peasant's telega with one horse, and had driven herself.
'Order my clothing to be returned to me, let them take me in a telega as far as the high-road, and give me a trifle of money.'
The telega in which we were seated -- a four-wheeled skeleton cart -- did not submit to the ill-treatment so silently.
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