from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A horse-litter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A litter on which a person may be carried.
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- noun obsolete A
litteron which a person may be carried.
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When they have been carried or have stiffly and slowly marched through the entrance to the train, the "brancard" cases are brought in and laid on the floor.
With a sudden movement the man put the sinister carriage in motion, but when he had got it close to the door of the mortuary, he stopped a moment: -- "We have many compliments on our brancard," he said cheerfully.
One night a soldier, who is always drunk, was lying on a brancard in the doctor's own room, and no one seemed to mind.
In the bell-loft, with other lumber, was an old 'stretcher,' very much less luxurious than the _brancard_ that is used in Paris for carrying the sick and wounded.
_brancard_, with his canonical hat on his head, the snow fell fast and settled on his face and clothes, but he felt it not.