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  • n. Plural form of cabman.


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  • An unreasoning panic seized the cabmen and chauffeurs; they were possessed with the fixed idea that no bridge across the Seine was safe, and no bribe would persuade them to cross the river; while they refused to take fares for even the shortest distance.

    The Paris Flood of 1910 | Edwardian Promenade

  • The cabmen ask me if I am somehow connected with you.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • Then I saw some cabmen and others had walked boldly into the sand pits, and heard the clatter of hoofs and the gride of wheels.

    The War of The Worlds

  • Bad as London cabmen are, one would welcome the sight of one of them.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • First, there is the expressive pantomime of every one of the eighteen cabmen on the stand, the moment you raise your eyes from the ground.

    Sketches by Boz

  • This remark was a failure, for no one intimated, by word or sign, the slightest knowledge of the manners and customs of cabmen.

    Sketches by Boz

  • But, next to our very particular friends, hackney – coachmen, cabmen and cads, whom we admire in proportion to the extent of their cool impudence and perfect self – possession, there is no class of people who amuse us more than London apprentices.

    Sketches by Boz

  • Sunday passed over, and Mr. Percy Noakes became unusually fidgety — rushing, constantly, to and from the Steam Packet Wharf, to the astonishment of the clerks, and the great emolument of the Holborn cabmen.

    Sketches by Boz

  • Then the policeman, who had been trying to pass the barman, rushed in, followed by one of the cabmen, gripped the wrist of the invisible hand that collared Marvel, was hit in the face and went reeling back.

    The Invisible Man

  • General was not in that condition when the sneers and jokes of these young beggars had much effect upon him: the cabmen and watermen at the cabstand knew him and passed their comments upon him: the policemen gazed after him and warned the boys off him, with looks of scorn and pity; what did the scorn and pity of men, the jokes of ribald children, matter to the General?

    The History of Pendennis


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