from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wagon used for collecting and delivering articles transmitted by express, specifically one of a particular form and construction designed for the purpose.
  • n. A wagon with a body framed to show parallel and upright ribs outside of the panel.


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  • A little later an express-wagon with two men drove down on the wharf.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good

  • Colorado and taken to Denver, where members of the vigilance committee took him from jail outside the city in an express-wagon, and fastening

    Three Years on the Plains Observations of Indians, 1867-1870

  • Down at Asquam, the room on the wharf under the harbor-master's shop stood waiting to receive outgoing or incoming baggage; at the wharf, Hop would be drawn up with his old express-wagon.

    The Happy Venture

  • Mrs. Plummet shed real tears when I told her my good news at six o'clock that night; and more tears a fortnight later when I moved out of my little hall bedroom, and my feather-weight trunk, lightsomely balanced on the shoulders of one man, was conveyed to the express-wagon and thence to new lodgings in Irving Place.

    The Fifth Wheel A Novel

  • On a clear afternoon, when the neighbours were not looking, he would take his own shirts and things down to the pond -- putting them neatly in the bottom of the red express-wagon, with the puppies sitting on the linen, so no one would see.

    Where the Blue Begins

  • I mention it, because next day in the newspapers there was much fun made of this imitation man of God riding about town in a half broken-down express-wagon, hauled by a rickety and spavined old nag.

    They Call Me Carpenter

  • This prophet of God who rides about town in a broken-down express-wagon, and consorts with movie actresses and red agitators!

    They Call Me Carpenter

  • Followed a little red express-wagon, in which sat the Urchiness, wearing her best furry hat which has, in front, a small imitation mouse-head with glass eyes.

    Plum Pudding Of Divers Ingredients, Discreetly Blended & Seasoned

  • I do not refer to low people who come in a pine box mounted on an express-wagon, but I am talking about your high-toned, silver-mounted burial-case, your monumental sort, that travel under black plumes at the head of a procession and have choice of cemetery lots --

    Sketches New And Old

  • Three more of her kind occupying an adjacent shack begged to be allowed time in which to load their personal possessions in an express-wagon.

    Kindred of the Dust


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