from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as dray, 1.
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Lady Hester -- '"I will tell you what difference it makes," Dela garde broke in, guiding his pair neatly through a narrow gap between a dray-cart and an ancient hackney coach.
The fourwheeler ran into a dray-cart, round a corner where they were repairing the street.
In short, on one of those evenings, while crossing the Canongate towards Holyrood House, his foot slipped on a stone, and he fell: at that instant a four-horse dray-cart, escaped from its owner, drove furiously over him.
'carreta' means a Spanish dray-cart, and that 'carita,' 'my dear,' was probably meant.