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- n. Alternative spelling of grip car.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A car having a grip. See grip, n., 8.
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They were eight merry young folks who took possession of the grip-car on the Cottage Grove Avenue cable line that morning.
I asked him if he meant a grip-car and a trailer, and he said, 'No; just one car.'
It had a solemnity which the modern comer to New York will hardly imagine, for that tide of omnibuses has long since ebbed away, and has left the air to the strident discords of the elevated trains and the irregular alarum of the grip-car gongs, which blend to no such harmonious thunder as rose from the procession of those ponderous and innumerable vans.
-- _Artie_.] [Footnote Y: Extract from a letter to the _Chicago Evening Post_: "I do not at all subscribe to the sneering remark of a talented author of my acquaintance, to the effect that there were not enough cultured people in Chicago to fill a grip-car.
I plead guilty to an unholy relish for Chimmie's and Artie's racy metaphors from the music-hall, the poker-table, and the "grip-car." [