Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A street-car consisting essentially of the body of an ordinary street-ear mounted on wooden spoke-wheels, with crank-axles. It is low, runs easily, and does not require rails.
  • n. A motor-vehicle like a wagonette. There are seats on both sides of the body, with a door at the rear, and the operator's seat is in front.

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Examples

  • Cardiff Empire Theatre carette, see escapes, Siberian Transport escape

    The Secret Life of Houdini

  • As difficult as it was getting out of the carette, it was equally difficult for Houdini, as a Jew, to get into Russia.

    The Secret Life of Houdini

  • When Houdini and his new assistant, Franz Kukol, had inspected the carette the previous day, they had immediately discerned its weak point.

    The Secret Life of Houdini

  • Within a minute of his incarceration in the carette, Houdini had pulled off his sixth finger and was down on his knees, using the secreted tin cutter to slice a section a few feet long of the zinc floor at the corner of the carette.

    The Secret Life of Houdini

  • Houdini had made a big show of examining the door lock and the distance of the lock from the small barred window but that was misdirection to divert the attention of the Russians away from Kukol, who by dropping his matchbook had a chance to get a glimpse of the underside of the carette.

    The Secret Life of Houdini

  • The cell itself was lined with zinc sheeting, a practical adornment since the carette drivers provided no bathroom breaks on the long journey east.

    The Secret Life of Houdini

  • “Shall I inform the newspapers that you have been defeated by the carette before you have even entered it?” the chief of the Russian Secret Police inquired.

    The Secret Life of Houdini

  • Kukol, Franz assists in escape from carette exposes Houdini imitators honored by Houdini provided for in Houdini’s will receives cable reporting death of

    The Secret Life of Houdini

  • A lithograph of Houdini’s escape from the Russian carette.

    The Secret Life of Houdini

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