Definitions

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

Etymologies

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From Hann +‎ -son.

Examples

  • I called a Hansom cab, and reached Euston Square depot just in time for the train.

    Seek and Find or The Adventures of a Smart Boy

  • The policeman hailed a "Hansom," sprang into it, and directed the driver to keep the first cab in sight and follow it to its destination.

    The Lost Lady of Lone

  • Far down, a fussy English steamer came puffing and popping into the deep blue bay, and the 'Hansom's' cabs went tearing down to the landing place; and round me sat a crowd of grave brown men chanting 'Allah il Allah' to the most monotonous but musical air, and with the most perfect voices.

    Letters from the Cape

  • It's a wonder, really, that New York's championship teams don't hold their victory parades with Hansom cabs.

    It's Still a 20th Century Sports Town

  • He's tied a Hansom cab to his belt and run honeymooners around Central Park.

    Ryan Still Brings the Heat

  • Hansom cabs traveling to and from the Central Park area on 9th and 10th Avenue interfere with emergency vehicles going to and from Roosevelt Hospital - and the many vehicles going to the Lincoln Tunnel or the West Side Highway.

    Reedu Taha: NYC Carriage Horse Rescued from Slaughter

  • Like many an Australian crime story from Fergus Hume's The Mystery of a Hansom Cab on, D*E*D Dead! is set in part in Melbourne's suburb of St. Kilda, which must be one of the world's great crime-fiction neighborhoods.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • When Rebecca Solomon died on November 20, 1886 — after being knocked down by a Hansom cab on Euston Road — she was living alone.

    Rebecca Solomon.

  • Hansom and outspoken, Meitamei ran for Parliament in 2007 on the NDB-Kenya ticket, only to be defeated by the wily and long-serving Maasai octogenarian, William ole Ntimama.

    Matthew Bergman: A Thousand Shillings

  • Fergus Hume's detective (self-published) novel, The Mystery of the Hansom Cab (first published 1886, you can find it on Project Gutenberg here), was pirated and sold throughout Europe.

    Archive 2007-11-01

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