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  • n. Plural form of calash.


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  • The fashionable promenades were all crowded; gay uniforms and brilliant parasols thronged the ramparts; horsemen were cantering along St. Louis Street; priestly processions passed to and from the different churches; numbers of calashes containing pleasure-parties were dashing about; picnic parties were returning from Montmorenci and Lake Charles; groups of vivacious talkers, speaking in the language of France, were at every street-corner;

    The Englishwoman in America

  • ` ` It seems to me, your excellency, '' remarked the colonel, ` ` that there are no better calashes than those of Vienna. ''

    Taras Bulba and Other Tales

  • Through the throng innumerable calashes dashed to and fro, crowded down, in true Neapolitan fashion, with inconceivable numbers; for in Naples the calash is not full unless a score or so are in some way clinging to it -- above, below, before, behind.

    The Cryptogram A Novel

  • Hay-carts, calashes, buck-boards, and rude specimens of cabs were being driven by French-Canadian habitants along the road.

    Marie Gourdon A Romance of the Lower St. Lawrence

  • Parties on horseback and in calashes were formed continually.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • Swings and merry-go-rounds were scattered all over it, so that the diversions of "_La Era del Mico_," together with the two-wheeled calashes and chaises which were still in use in those days, and the funerals passing continually through the street, were the amusements which were provided ready-made for us, as we looked down from our balcony.

    Youth and Egolatry

  • Orders had already been issued, that the army should break up immediately after the funeral, and our calashes were ready.

    Camps and Firesides of the Revolution

  • By the time Almayer had clambered over into the stern sheets, four calashes were in the boat and the oars were being passed over the taffrail.

    An Outcast Of The Islands

  • During one of those occurrences, while they were getting clear, one of the calashes said something to the others in a rapid whisper.

    An Outcast Of The Islands

  • The calashes stretched forward head first and lay back with their faces to the sky, alternately, in a regular swing that sent the boat flying through the water; and the two sitters, very upright in the stern sheets, swayed rhythmically a little at every stroke of the long oars plied vigorously.

    An Outcast Of The Islands


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