from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A railroad-car built for heavy loads and high speed, and used for carrying the baggage of the passengers on a train.


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  • In Chicago, he was loaded upon a track, carted through the roaring streets of the vast city, and put into another baggage-car which was quickly in motion in continuation of the eastward journey.


  • When the train arrived at Glen Ellen, in the Valley of the Moon, it was Harley Kennan himself, at the side-door of the baggage-car, who caught hold of Michael and swung him to the ground.


  • If you are so fortunate as to find a man standing at the door of the baggage-car, he attaches copper plates to your trunks, with a number and the name of the place you are going to upon them, giving you labels with corresponding numbers.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • The station agent hoisted a dead calf aboard the baggage-car.

    Main Street

  • Penetrating the baggage-car, they pillaged it, throwing the trunks out of the train.

    Around the World in 80 Days

  • There, suspended by one hand between the baggage-car and the tender, with the other he loosened the safety chains; but, owing to the traction, he would never have succeeded in unscrewing the yoking-bar, had not a violent concussion jolted this bar out.

    Around the World in 80 Days

  • In the arid wastes they were served from the baggage-car with beans and bacon that at first he was unable to eat — he dined scantily on some milk chocolate distributed by a village canteen.

    The Beautiful and Damned

  • He could be sent as a corpse is sent, by paying the rate of a fare and a half and stowing him in the baggage-car with trunks and dogs.

    Trail's End

  • They loaded Craddock on a truck when the train from the west whistled, trundled him down the platform and posted him ready to load in the baggage-car, attended by a large, jubilant crowd.

    Trail's End

  • Only the station agent was in sight, pulling a truck with three trunks on it to the spot where he estimated the baggage-car would stop.

    Trail's End


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