from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See britska.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A long carriage, with a calash top, so constructed as to give space for reclining at night, when used on a journey.

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  • noun Alternative form of britchka.


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  • “My dear, we met him by the merest chance, at Bonn, travelling with a friend of his; and he speaks a little German, and was very useful to us, and took one of the boys in his britzska the whole way.”

    The Newcomes

  • So the little britzska was put behind horses again, and our two friends set out on their tour, having quite a crowd of brother-artists to cheer them, who had assembled and had a breakfast for the purpose at that comfortable osteria near the Lateran Gate.

    The Newcomes

  • But Jack having his own cares and business, and having rammed his own carpet-bag, brought it down without a word, and Clive found him environed in smoke when he came down to take his place in the little britzska.

    The Newcomes

  • "There comes the answer to my note," I said, "Watch that _britzska_."

    Princess Zara

  • That is what you cry aloud as you run along the streets towards the palace, forgetting your _britzska_, in your haste, and agony.

    Princess Zara

  • At the same instant there dashed from beneath the covering a half dozen men, and while some seized the horses of the waiting _britzska_, and others pulled the man from the driver's seat, still others jerked open the curtains and sprang inside.

    Princess Zara

  • She sighed and said no more, but as the _britzska_ dashed onward she nestled closer to me, as though she found comfort in the thought that the authority was taken out of her hands, and when at last we came to a stop before the prison doors, she whispered:

    Princess Zara

  • Her left hand was clasped within my right one, and the minutes came and went until I raised my other hand and pointed silently toward a large, double _britzska_ that was approaching.

    Princess Zara

  • Why cannot she go out in her britzska, and be driven by her coachman? and as for looking handsome, it is not very likely that she should at her age.

    The Semi-Attached Couple

  • Sir Charles goes with mamma and Eliza in the britzska, and we are all to meet at the most beautiful ruins you ever saw.

    The Semi-Attached Couple


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    November 30, 2011