from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as post-chaise.


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  • The ponderous waggon, with its bells and plodding team; the light post-coach that achieved the journey from the White Hart,

    The Virginians

  • So I was obliged to go off as quickly as might be; and the next morning Mamma and my sisters made breakfast for me at four, and at five came the “True Blue” light six-inside post-coach to London, and I got up on the roof without having seen Mary

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond

  • I was surprised at his talking without reserve in the publick post-coach of the state of his affairs; ‘I have (said he,) about the world I think above a thousand pounds, which I intend shall afford Frank an annuity of seventy pounds a year.’

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • On Thursday, June 3, the Oxford post-coach took us up in the morning at Bolt-court.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • I wonder what Hastings could mean by sending me so valuable a thing as a casket to keep for him, when he knows the only place I have is the seat of a post-coach at an inn-door.

    She Stoops to Conquer

  • But how could you think the seat of a post-coach at an inn-door

    She Stoops to Conquer

  • And now I formed the resolution to go to Leicester in the post-coach.

    Travels in England in 1782

  • Indeed, I was ashamed; and I now write this as a warning to all strangers to stage-coaches who may happen to take it into their heads, without being used to it, to take a place on the outside of an English post-coach, and still more, a place in the basket.

    Travels in England in 1782

  • I now write to you my last letter from London, I mean till I return from my pilgrimage, for as soon as ever I have got beyond the dangerous neighbourhood of London, I shall certainly no longer suffer myself to be cooped up in a post-coach, but take my staff and pursue my journey on foot.

    Travels in England in 1782

  • As I still intended to pursue my journey to Derbyshire, I was advised (at least till I got further into the country) to take a place in a post-coach.

    Travels in England in 1782


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