from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In railroading, an ordinary passenger-ear with ordinary double seats, as distinguished from a sleeping-car, drawing-room ear, dining-car, or chair-car: not necessarily limited to day use.


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  • He was beside her on the red plush seat of the day-coach; a boy of three and a half.

    Main Street

  • In the shelter of an ancient, grimy day-coach, the scum muttered again, as Smith brushed past him in the aisle.

    Americans All Stories of American Life of To-Day

  • "Across the continent in a day-coach, I suppose," laughed Hortense, yawning.

    The Girl from Sunset Ranch Or, Alone in a Great City

  • I always forget to tell Allan to get day-coach tickets on this line, and it never occurs to him to do anything but perish in the parlor-cars, having been brought up in the lap of luxury.

    The Wishing-Ring Man

  • She didn't have to listen specially, because she knew just what he was going to tell: the story about how he went out from his parlor-car and hunted through the day-coach to find a brake-man, on purpose to tell him how fond he was of him.

    The Wishing-Ring Man

  • The railroad trip up here will be very hard on you, as the trains are usually late and the porters and conductors are notorious for their gruffness and it is awfully hard to get parlor-car seats and you know what sitting in a day-coach means.

    Perfect Behavior

  • “They is the day-coach smokah, but it ain’t likely very clean at this time o’ night.

    XII. Book Two: Enid

  • After settling himself in the dirty day-coach, Claude fell to meditating upon his prospects.

    V. Book One: On Lovely Creek

  • And then, taking the train for New York, Edward Bok went home, sitting up all night in a day-coach for the double purpose of saving the cost of a sleeping-berth and of having a chance to classify and clarify the events of the most wonderful week in his life!

    Phillips Brooks’s Books and Emerson’s Mental Mist

  • The smallest boy or the most secluded grandam could tell you whether No. 32 had a hot-box last Tuesday, whether No. 7 was going to put on an extra day-coach; and the name of the president of the road was familiar to every breakfast table.

    Main Street


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