from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as motor-cycle.


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  • He was musing deeply by the mixed ironwork and ashes of his vanished motor-bicycle, a melancholy figure.

    The War in the Air

  • Bert sighed deeply, and turned to his motor-bicycle again.

    The War in the Air

  • Bert sat on the low wall against which his motor-bicycle was leaning.

    The War in the Air

  • The engine was in working order, and differed only very simply and obviously from that of a contemporary motor-bicycle.

    The War in the Air

  • Bert met it one early-closing afternoon as he refreshed himself in an inn near Nutfield, whither his motor-bicycle had brought him.

    The War in the Air

  • Edna wore a brown straw hat with poppies, that suited her admirably, and sat in the trailer like a queen, and the eight-year-old motor-bicycle ran like a thing of yesterday.

    The War in the Air

  • For a time the possibilities of the motor-bicycle so occupied

    The War in the Air

  • He had a motor-bicycle, and I sent him off next morning for the daily paper, which usually arrived with the post in the late afternoon.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • "In that circumstantial eventuality there can be no question of a motor-bicycle," he said.

    Archive 2005-02-01

  • He was just in time to see the red head of Mrs Flood at the remote end of the garden, turned towards a dark young man, too dim with distance to be identified, who was at that moment mounting a motor-bicycle; who vanished, leaving behind him only the dying din of that vehicle.

    The Complete Father Brown


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