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  • n. Plural form of phaeton.


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  • High-swung barouches, with immense armorial bearings on their panels, driven by fat white-wigged coachmen, and having powdered footmen up behind them; seigniorial phaetons; daring tandems; discreet little broughams, brown or yellow; flippant high dog-carts; low but flippant Ralli-carts; very frivolous private hansoms shaming the more serious public ones.


  • Full-sized coaches stood beside lighter buggies, phaetons, rockaways, and chaises.

    The King's Best Highway

  • Mrs. Widger books both families as the centre of attraction for her next party; and Mr. Widger, going on to expatiate upon the virtues of the Clickits, adds to their other moral qualities, that they keep one of the neatest phaetons in town, and have two thousand a year.

    Sketches by Boz

  • Plenty of hackney cabs and coaches too; gigs, phaetons, large-wheeled tilburies, and private carriages — rather of a clumsy make, and not very different from the public vehicles, but built for the heavy roads beyond the city pavement.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • In this room there are phaetons and victorias made as tiny as toys, or scaled as salesman's models.

    From Hermes to Eternity

  • The year was 1854 and the forty miles of bridle paths and carriage roads were filled with elegant calèches, daumonts, phaetons; every afternoon, weather permitting, Empress Eugénie could be seen driving with her equerry.

    Excerpt: The News from Paraguay by Lily Tuck

  • His carriage could barely move, so clogged were the streets with hackney coaches and chariots, phaetons, curricles, and sedan chairs.


  • In this mid-May fine weather the view from Richmond Hill had all the width and leafy charm which had drawn so many Forsytes in phaetons and barouches, in hansom cabs and motor cars from immemorial time, or at least from the days of George the Fourth.

    Swan Song

  • Jessica peeped out from behind a bush to watch the coaches, carriages, and phaetons pull up and the splendidly dressed people step out: women in long gowns with large bustles and matching parasols, and men in dove-gray jackets and hats.


  • 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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