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- n. Plural form of draisine.
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While It's All About the Bike lacks an obvious cliffhanger ending, – the biggest nail-biter is what colour Penn paints the frame – it is particularly strong on the history of cycling, placing Penn's bike within the context of the draisines, dandy horses, boneshakers and widow-makers that have gone before.
I could not keep my promise to write again soon, because last week was taken up with a number of excursions which I made with David on horseback, or by means of automatic _draisines_, into the environs of Eden Vale and to the neighbouring town of Dana, and by rail to the shores of the Victoria
These stations are indicated by flags, and travellers in the _draisines_ can halt at these and get their springs changed.
The maximum speed attained by these ordinary _draisines_, on a good road and with a moderate load, is two and a half revolutions -- that is, about thirteen feet -- in the second, or a little over eleven miles an hour.