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  • n. Plural form of cable-car.


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  • Connecting cable-cars rose up into Pacific Heights, but I continued on foot, caught in reverie.

    Locked Rooms

  • Clinging to the roofs of cable-cars works the devil with my circulation. '

    Where Eagles Dare

  • How excitedly they talked and gesticulated over the elevated railways and cable-cars; the height of the buildings; the suspension bridges; the magnificent private residences, which at first it was hard to convince them were not in reality hotels; the theatres, parks, and churches, though they shook their heads sadly at so many of Protestant denomination.

    A Woman's Journey through the Philippines On a Cable Ship that Linked Together the Strange Lands Seen En Route

  • Rather street lamps shining on the pavements, the clamor of cable-cars, crowds, crowds of people.

    The Chinese Parrot

  • He would dodge among cable-cars and trucks with their heavenly melodies in his ears; and while he sung them his eyes flashed and his heart beat fast:

    Love's Pilgrimage

  • "Sometimes," said Mr. Howard, smiling in turn; "but then again while all my soul is throbbing I feel my neighbor reaching to put on her wraps, and that brings me down from the mountains so quickly that it is painful; afterwards you go outside among the cabs and cable-cars, and make sad discoveries about life."

    King Midas: a Romance

  • It was twenty minutes past ten, a warm, sweet morning, with great hurrying back and forth at the ferry, women climbing to the open seats of the cable-cars, pinning on their violets or roses as they climbed.


  • The high windows gave directly upon Powell Street, where cable-cars were grating to and fro, and where motor-horns honked, but all noises were filtered here to a sort of monotone, and the effect of the room was of silence.


  • Railroads thread their way up Mt. Washington, Mt. Rigi, and many another dizzy altitude; to say nothing of the cable-cars and funicular roads that take our breath away when they whirl us to the top of some mountain, either in Europe or in our own land.

    Steve and the Steam Engine

  • The end of the track was in sight and -- a man who has been trained to board San Francisco cable-cars fears to alight from no moving vehicle.

    The Black Bag


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