Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See toboggan.
“As a finger on the snow alters the course of the toboggin, and a nervous push makes it slue round, scattering the inmates, it is needless to say the tyro in front is admonished to preserve the most absolute immobility.”
“I'll take myself down, anyhow," said Du Meresq, rather nettled; and, having dragged her toboggin up the hill, ran off to get another; but, in passing Cecil, found a moment to say --”
“I had had nearly enough jumping, but I took Captain Delamere on my toboggin -- didn't trust him to steer, I can tell you, my dear -- and bumped down quite safe.”
“Du Meresq said no more, perhaps because they were approaching the toboggin hill, or perhaps, like Dr. Johnson, he had nothing ready.”
“Having first selected the highest hill the neighbourhood affords, well covered with slippery frozen snow, two individuals who purpose forming the freight of the toboggin pose themselves, the foremost holding the reins, which, however, are more for effect than use, sitting between the feet of the hindmost traveller, who steers with his hands.”
“Miss Tremaine, standing poised on her toboggin, was in the act of gliding down the hill.”
“However, the toboggin snapped in two from the concussion in landing.”
“Miss Tremaine's bright face was just on a level with the top, drawing up her own toboggin.”
“We must show off our smart toboggin, I suppose; though where on earth we can put it in the cutter I can't think," said Du Meresq.”
“As they touched the ground, the toboggin ploughed up the snow, recovered without upsetting, and tore on, jumping down the lesser falls the same way, and continuing a considerable distance along the level at the bottom before its impetus was exhausted.”
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