from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The fare charged a passenger, as on a streetcar or bus.
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- n. The passenger fare charged for riding on a streetcar or bus.
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- n. the fare charged for riding a bus or streetcar
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Moreover, the motion-picture theatre, where he does go for his evening's relaxation, is almost always much nearer to his home, possibly saving him an additional expense in carfare.
People who won't work for a living ( "Sloth Americans") usually enjoy one or more income streams - "pin money," "carfare" or "walking around money."
You remember that fiver you gave me the time I didn't have carfare?
He had in his pocket but five cents with which to pay his carfare home, so he sent the message collect.
He had stood the barber off, and he had walked all the way from the City Hall because of lack of the nickel carfare.
"I didn't have the carfare, and I live across the Bay," Martin answered bluntly, with the idea of showing them his imperative need for the money.
I had some drinks, an 'treated a couple of the boys, an' then there was carfare.
And then the DoD would only have to pay for carfare -- and that would be that.
Then he turned to Bill and smilingly said, Bill, you know, I think it would be a good idea if you gave Ms. Delph carfare and sent her home.
"You have social workers saying, 'She doesn't visit her child because she has no money for carfare'," says Murphy.