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  • n. Plural form of landau.


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  • Buildings and people, trams and landaus, seemed to loom out of the shadows, appearing and then disappearing again like phantoms.


  • Unlike the conveyances L-onie had noticed in Carcassonne, with black leather seats and open tops much like the landaus that drove up and down the Avenue du Bois de Boulogne, the courrier was an altogether more rustic form of transport.


  • The stream of landaus, victorias and hansom cabs was incessant; for the season was beginning.

    The Years

  • Holding his cigar suspended he looked down on the tops of omnibuses, hansom cabs, victorias, vans and landaus.

    The Years

  • Electric lighting, petroleum-driven vehicles replacing horse-drawn landaus and carriages, magic-lantern moving pictures ...

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • The portions nearest the city had been paved with broad, flat stones, across which rattled a motley array of vehicles: carriages resembling landaus and hansoms, open wagons that Yance called "buck boards," and freight wagons heavy with goods and strapped with canvas covers, whose drivers goaded their teams of oxen six-horses with enormously long whips.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • The coupes and landaus formed in line under the reserved arcades, and stopped for a moment, and from them alighted fashionable and other women, in their opera-cloaks, trimmed with fur, feathers, and rare laces — precious bodies, divinely set forth!

    Strong as Death

  • In the roadway, handsome chaises, landaus, four-in-hands made room for bullock-teams, eight and ten strong; for tumbrils carrying water or refuse — or worse; for droves of cattle, mobs of wild colts bound for auction, flocks of sheep on their way to be boiled down for tallow.

    Australia Felix

  • I entered the town in state in a procession of ten landaus, and drove through streets crowded with enthusiastic operatives and mill-girls.


  • For years only shabby hacks had been seen on the streets of Paris, and now suddenly the roadway was crowded with elegant landaus, phaetons, barouches and curricles.

    Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe


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