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  • n. Plural form of fiacre.


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  • He is the patron saint of gardeners and the cabdrivers of Paris, whose vehicles are called fiacres, since the first coach for hire in Paris was located near the Hotel Saint-Fiacre.

    St. Fiacre

  • His vehicles were not called taxis, but "fiacres" as they operated from a depot near the shrine to St. Fiacre.

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  • The comings and goings of the fiacres had greatly agitated him.

    Les Miserables

  • Jardin des Plantes tremble, as they are violently traversed three or four times each day by those currents of coach fiacres and omnibuses which, in

    Les Miserables

  • She had watched the fiacres come and go, private carriages with their hoods up, public conveyances open to the elements, four-wheelers, gigs, all disembarking their passengers.


  • Where now fiacres and two-wheelers waited to ferry customers from one side of Paris to the other, twenty years ago had stood the barricades: iron bedsteads, upturned wooden carts, pallets and munitions boxes.


  • They went in omnibuses and fiacres, people falling over the sides.


  • I have spent a week in Paris, looking up wearisome information (from seven to nine hours in fiacres every day, which is a fine way to make money out of literature).

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • Moreover, there was good reason to expect it would ring all the afternoon, since about one hundred externes were yet to arrive in carriages or fiacres: nor could it be expected to rest during the evening, when parents and friends would gather thronging to the play.


  • When she reached the Rue Taranne, she threw herself into one of the fiacres at the carriage-stand.

    The Honor of the Name


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