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  • n. Plural form of pantechnicon.

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Examples

  • Instead of turgid and unreadable documents, delivered to our in-trays by pantechnicons, we benefit from clear and concise reports that are professionally presented and a pleasure to read.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Johannesburg - only one of the 28 aircraft expected - reportedly filled nine pantechnicons with equipment.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Well, _entirely_ by accident, I happened to be taking a basin of chicken broth to old Mrs. Skinner -- you know, she lives in one of the Priory cottages -- on the very day the pantechnicons were delivering at the house, and I saw quite a number of the chairs and tables as they were being carried in."

    The Vision of Desire

  • Sealed packing-cases went north and east and west to various pantechnicons, and the engines were boxed with peculiar care.

    The War in the Air

  • When he comes he will do that raid of the pantechnicons the justice it deserves; he will picture the orderly evening scene about the

    Ann Veronica, a modern love story

  • All goods are delivered in our own heavily armoured pantechnicons.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 26th, 1914

  • There were also private _horrea_, built on speculation, to be let as strong-rooms like our modern vaults, storage-warehouses, and "pantechnicons."

    Pagan and Christian Rome

  • It must have taken a fleet of pantechnicons to transfer Welsh National Opera's

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • As the pantechnicons start to gather in the drive, ready to transport our worldly goods from Suffolk to Whitstable, thoughts of additional ballast in the form of received Christmas presents suggest that my wish list should be composed of edible offerings.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • When he comes he will do that raid of the pantechnicons the justice it deserves; he will picture the orderly evening scene about the Imperial Legislature in convincing detail, the coming and going of cabs and motor-cabs and broughams through the chill, damp evening into New Palace Yard, the reinforced but untroubled and unsuspecting police about the entries of those great buildings whose square and panelled Victorian Gothic streams up from the glare of the lamps into the murkiness of the night; Big Ben shining overhead, an unassailable beacon, and the incidental traffic of Westminster, cabs, carts, and glowing omnibuses going to and from the bridge.

    Ann Veronica: A Modern Love Story

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