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  • n. A small landau

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small landau.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of coupé or one-seated carriage with a landau top. Also called demi-landau.


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  • Within three minutes every inch of the landaulet, front, back, and side, was occupied by a man — a man trying to construct a sentence clever enough to find its way to Caroline through the stream of conversation.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • But it was soft enough and smile enough to make a pair of young men in cutaway coats hurry over, to pull their high hats off their wetted, iridescent hair; to bring them, flustered and bowing, to the edge of her landaulet, where her lavender gloves gently touched their gray ones.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • In the centre of her landaulet sat the lady in black and lavender, chatting pleasantly first with one, then with another of that fortunate few in cutaways who had found their way to speaking distance in the first rush.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • And these two were presently joined by another, and then two more, until there was a rapidly swelling crowd around the landaulet.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • Then it was that Merlin perceived an open landaulet of deepest crimson, with handsome nickel trimmings, glide slowly up to the curb and come to a stop.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • 'Lazarus handed over the bill of sale for the landaulet. \par

    Time Enough For Love

  • The taxicab was a Ford landaulet like his own, but in much worse condition.

    Time Enough For Love

  • Instead he stayed home, did his own cooking, caught up on chores, did mechanical work on his landaulet and cleaned and polished it, and wrote a long letter to his Tertius family. \par

    Time Enough For Love

  • Stanhopes a cab; two cabs a landaulet and pair; and so on up to the state-coach; and as their numerical relation, so is the degree of respect they may justly exact.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 360, March 14, 1829

  • Now, if she wished me to be light-headed, why did she order a landaulet?

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 397, November 7, 1829


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  • "In 1907, the paper reported on his success in selling Brooklyn’s first electric landaulet, a motorcar shaped like a horse-drawn carriage." —Elizabeth Giddens, "The House of Much History," New York Times, 4/24/09, seen here

    Fantastic article, by the way. I like this part too:

    "I’m writing this in the erstwhile billiards room, mulling over my favorite tunnel find, the little cast-iron horse, frozen in flight beside me. My discoveries have changed the way I think about where I live. We buy a house believing it’s ours, but in fact it’s an ever-shifting palimpsest and we are merely the latest to write over it."

    May 1, 2009