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  • n. Plural form of brougham.


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  • I didn't know what broughams were made for, but now I know.

    Chapter 7: The Bishop's Vision

  • High-swung barouches, with immense armorial bearings on their panels, driven by fat white-wigged coachmen, and having powdered footmen up behind them; seigniorial phaetons; daring tandems; discreet little broughams, brown or yellow; flippant high dog-carts; low but flippant Ralli-carts; very frivolous private hansoms shaming the more serious public ones.


  • Why would editors now look for a writer describing riding down streets on horses, wearing petticoats, or ordering broughams to call on neighbours, visiting card in hand?

    Andrew Franklin: The Real Reason Why Publishers Miss Good Books

  • Holiday times always bring out old stored-away vehicles and odd people; one saw tricars and electric broughams and dilapidated old racing motors with huge pneumatic tyres.

    The War in the Air

  • K.C.B., and have seen him, as they may on most days in the season, padded and in stays, strutting down Pall Mall with a rickety swagger on his high-heeled lacquered boots, leering under the bonnets of passers-by, or riding a showy chestnut, and ogling broughams in the Parks — those who know the present Sir George

    Vanity Fair

  • Those pretty heads of ladies whom nobody knows, used to nod their shining ringlets at Kew, from private boxes at theatres, or dubious Park broughams.

    The Newcomes

  • Another British film in the recognizable subgenre of thinking outside the box and applying determination saving the family or other business - in this case apparently based on a true story, a fourth-generation shoe factory owner in Northampton 1 trying to save the business by switching from making sensible broughams to boots for drag queens.

    [film] Kinky Boots

  • Even the ladies in their victorias and broughams were trotting down Piccadilly on some errand or other.

    The Years

  • The shooting motor cars, more like spiders in the moon than terrestrial objects, the thundering drays, the jingling hansoms, and little black broughams, made her think of the world she lived in.

    The Voyage Out

  • In another moment the law student was enlightened as to the cause of their hilarity; he felt the full force of the contrast between his equipage and one of the smartest broughams in Paris; a coachman, with powdered hair, seemed to find it difficult to hold a pair of spirited horses, who stood chafing the bit.

    Father Goriot


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