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  • ‘The jaunting-car it was that ran away with her,’ says Judy.

    Castle Rackrent

  • "Alice, my dear," said the old man to her when they were together in the jaunting-car, "you ought to get married."

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • On this Christmas Day they all went to church, the Squire being accompanied by Alice in a vehicle which in Ireland is called an inside jaunting-car, and which is perhaps the most uncomfortable kind of vehicle yet invented; while John Vavasor walked with his niece.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • It, therefore, became necessary that she should ask her grandfather to lend her the jaunting-car.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • The Squire was hard of hearing, and under any circumstances an inside jaunting-car is a bad place for conversation, as your teeth are nearly shaken out of your head by every movement which the horse makes.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • When I engaged the jaunting-car I had told the owner that it was uncertain what part of the day I should require it, and after we were about five miles from Lismore I said to the driver:

    Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison Fifteen Years in Solitude

  • If he has heard this same driver of a jaunting-car rhapsodize about

    Reveries of a Schoolmaster

  • I entered, and found a dozen or more passengers, sitting back to back on a seat which ran up the middle of the car, as you might ride in an Irish jaunting-car.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867.

  • Moreover, on this line we could take an occasional joy-ride in a tram like an Irish jaunting-car, drawn by two mules probably also of Irish descent, who invariably ran away with the tram, and, desiring later to rest awhile, were as invariably thrust forward again by the violent impact from behind of the oncoming vehicle.

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • If we have gone to Blarney on the "outside jaunting-car," the return journey may be made by Bawnafinny, Kerry Pike, and the Sournagh Valley, and Northern Lee road.

    The Sunny Side of Ireland How to see it by the Great Southern and Western Railway

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  • A light, two-wheeled carriage for a single horse, usually with seats for four people placed back to back. It was once a typical conveyance in Ireland.

    October 22, 2008