Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of perambulator.

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Examples

  • This was the hour when at any other time of year the great tide of perambulators, which is drawn up into the Park twice a day by some invisible and unvarying moon, would have been on the ebb.

    Mrs. Miniver

  • Although even here the effect was diminished by a ludicrous corruption and inefficiency — it was open season for German businessmen, large and small, who built up private industrial empires by confiscation and "licensing" and then used them to manufacture and market luxuries (such as perambulators) which were banned in the more tightly organised economy of the Reich.

    Barbarossa

  • Fences were few, and though they were viewed at intervals by the "perambulators," and decided to be

    Anne Bradstreet and Her Time

  • Children were handled by nannies attired in straw boaters and stiff white pique dresses, who pushed perambulators in which the babies were almost hidden behind the bathing dresses, towels, wooden spades (for iron ones were forbidden because they could cause injury) for their elder siblings.

    Summer at the Beach | Edwardian Promenade

  • Waves of thrilling fear crashed beneath her skin as she sneaked along, weaving her way around people, wagons, dogs and perambulators hazy with fog.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • It never ceased to amaze Eliza that little girls born to grand houses and fancy perambulators and lacy frocks should fall victim to Mrs. Swindell for such a small price as a bag of boiled sweets.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • Old ladies pushed spoke-wheeled perambulators and little boys with empty eyes sold newspapers out of boxes.

    Kate Morton Ebook Collection

  • It is the old lady wheeling the maids about in perambulators.

    The Water Babies

  • They are wheeled in perambulators or dragged about by nurses in a pleasing stupor.

    Virginibus Puerisque and other papers

  • To hedges and ditches, and doors, to humans without ideas fixed or otherwise, to perambulators and the contents sucking their fixed ideas, even to the other sufferers from this fast malady — the fixed idea of love pays no attention.

    To Let

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