from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A railroad-car fitted with reclining chairs, often used on night, trains instead of a regular sleeping-car.


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  • At the close of my evidence, on my return to Montreal, his lordship and I found ourselves by accident in the same chair-car.

    Medical Evidence in a Court of Law

  • She got a chair-car after that, but, having got into the way of it, drowsed again.

    The Wishing-Ring Man

  • I wonder if there's any blue-law that forbids opening chair-car windows.

    The Wishing-Ring Man

  • The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fé Railroad now followed suit by introducing a new Pullman chair-car.

    An Adventure in Civic and Private Art

  • She has a chair-car reservation on the Pennsylvania train leaving there at ten o'clock in the morning.

    From Place to Place

  • Two or three bundled passengers with snow packed in the wrinkles of their clothing went down the aisle of the chair-car, looking for seats.

    The Lookout Man

  • "No, I'll go forward into the chair-car," replied Glover.

    The Daughter of a Magnate

  • The beautiful Silver Special, scheduled to leave each night at eleven-thirty, had been stalled there since the strike began, yet rumor had it that the management meant to launch it southwestward, mails, express, buffet, chair-car, and sleepers complete, if they had to cram its roofs and platforms with deputies armed with Winchesters.

    A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike

  • My chair-car was profitably well filled with people of the kind one usually sees on chair-cars.


  • "Several people, whom I knew, must have been in the chair-car with me, because I seemed to be taking part in a conversation.

    Shapes that Haunt the Dusk


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