Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See caruca.

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Examples

  • WE LEFT ROME ON the Ides of January, on the last day of the Festival of the Nymphs, Cicero riding in a covered wagon so that he could continue to work—although I found it a torment trying even to read, let alone write, in that rattling, lurching carruca.

    Imperium

  • Galba had suggested a carruca, with a couch to recline on, but she'd insisted on a swifter raeda, even though it meant she'd have to spend the journey sitting up.

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  • The farmer was telegraphing to the occupants of the carruca as well, and when he at last reached Marcus he briefly explained to him that the first thing to be done was to place Dada in safety.

    Serapis — Volume 06

  • Behind the oak block of the image of Serapis and the other trophies of victory, came an endless stream of men of all ages, of monks and of women, compelling a large carruca -- [A four-wheeled chariot used in the city and for travelling.] -- that had fallen into their hands, and which they had completely surrounded, to keep pace with them.

    Serapis — Volume 06

  • At the spot where the side street intersected the street of the Sun, and where Marcus and Dada had been forced to stop, unable either to proceed or to return, a troop of armed heathen had given the Christian rabble a check at the very moment when the carruca came up, and falling on the foe who had mocked and insulted their most sacred treasure, began a furious fray.

    Serapis — Volume 06

  • But they got nothing by their curiosity, for the carruca did not draw up in the road, but was driven into Rufinus 'garden, and the trees and shrubs hid it from the gaze of the expectant mob, which presently dispersed.

    The Bride of the Nile — Volume 06

  • When both parties to a quarrel are conscious of blame, it is more quickly made up than when one only needs forgiveness; and the pair in the carruca were so fully prepared to think the best of each other that there was no need for Alexander's good offices to make them ready and willing to renew their broken pledges.

    A Thorny Path — Complete

  • Alexander soon found the closed carruca intended for Melissa, and placed her in it as soon as he had helped Euryale into her harmamaxa.

    A Thorny Path — Complete

  • The carruca rattled off by the way by which it had come; Diodoros vanished in the darkness, and Melissa clasped her hands over her face.

    A Thorny Path — Complete

  • When both parties to a quarrel are conscious of blame, it is more quickly made up than when one only needs forgiveness; and the pair in the carruca were so fully prepared to think the best of each other that there was no need for

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

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