from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as hose-carriage.


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  • The engine of course had the start, but the hose-cart, a huge two-wheeled reel, about which the hose was wound, was much lighter, and speedily was clanging abreast of them.

    The Young Railroaders Tales of Adventure and Ingenuity

  • The hose-cart, with its automatic gong, clanged out immediately after, and the race that always occurred was on.

    The Young Railroaders Tales of Adventure and Ingenuity

  • For to help pull the fire-engine or hose-cart to a fire was the ardent hobby of every lad in town.

    The Young Railroaders Tales of Adventure and Ingenuity

  • The big doors swung open, and with a rush the little crowd divided and went at the old-fashioned hand-engine and the hose-cart.

    The Young Railroaders Tales of Adventure and Ingenuity

  • On one side was the municipal court, like a country school; on the other, the room of the volunteer fire company, with a Ford hose-cart and the ornamental helmets used in parades, at the end of the hall, a filthy two-cell jail, now empty but smelling of ammonia and ancient sweat.

    Main Street

  • It had nothing but an old-fashioned engine, a hose-cart, and a ladder-truck, all of which had to be drawn by two-footed steeds, the volunteer firemen of the village.

    The Dozen from Lakerim

  • Panamanians could be seen, scurrying around a hose-cart, apparently in search of clothes; some were struggling into red shirts, others were stamping their feet into short boots or girding themselves with wide canvas belts.

    The Ne'er-Do-Well

  • When the fire was out the chief, breathless, his blue blouse bearing the marks of the encounter with flood and flame, sat down upon the overturned hose-cart and beamed upon his company.

    The Indifference of Juliet

  • The hose-cart, propelled by a pair of stout legs, made a gallant dash down the edge of the garden, followed by the hook-and-ladder company, their equipment just three feet long.

    The Indifference of Juliet

  • The volunteer fire companies were gathering from all parts of the town, and Dan stepped on to the Rectory veranda as a hose-cart rolled by.

    Tess of the Storm Country


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