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  • n. Plural form of charabanc.


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  • Cars, vans, motorbikes, bicycles and three large charabancs, as well as those on foot, filed along the narrow winding road that was shaped by the river.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • As they walked through the serpentine streets of Montmartre, Louis mentally auditioned the women as nudes—maidens in two-wheeled charabancs, ladies in bonnets and cashmere shawls, wives and daughters displaying the subtle inflections of the body beneath calico and merino.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • His white teeth flashed as he called out and dodged several charabancs.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • Dublin by means of petrolpropelled riverboats, plying in the fluvial fairway between Island bridge and Ringsend, charabancs, narrow gauge local railways, and pleasure steamers for coastwise navigation (10/— per person per day, guide (trilingual) included).


  • Special quick excursion trains and upholstered charabancs had been provided for the comfort of our country cousins of whom there were large contingents.


  • ‘Now far off down the river I hear the chorus; the song of the boasting boys, who are coming back in large charabancs from a day’s outing on the decks of crowded steamers.

    The Waves

  • He had been shepherded in and out of charabancs and offices like an idiot child; he had been weighed and measured like a load of merchandise; he had been searched like a criminal; he had been cross-questioned about his past and his future, the state of his health and of his finances, as though he were applying for permanent employment of a confidential nature.

    The Complete Stories

  • Materializing from their own weird office silence, the coppers show up now, two black 'n' white charabancs full of bluegreen uniforms, white armbands, little bucket hats with starburst insignia, truncheons already unsheathed, black dildos in nervous hands, wobbling, ready for action.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • But nice quiet people who came here every year, not these trippers and charabancs we have nowadays.

    Sleeping Murder

  • Our charabancs came to a shuddering halt and we all started shouting at once.

    Cider With Rosie


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