railway-carriage love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A railway-car for passenger-traffic.


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  • One may smoke in a railway-carriage in spite of by-laws, if one has first obtained the consent of every one present; but if there be a lady there, though she give her consent, smoke not.

    Smoking Etiquette | Edwardian Promenade

  • The mirror showed her as he had expected; she was reading as the railway-carriage swayed with the rhythm imposed by the rails.

    red dust

  • There he sat, with his tweed suit and his American accent, in the corner of a prosaic railway-carriage, and yet as I looked at his dark and expressive face I felt more than ever how true a descendant he was of that long line of high-blooded, fiery, and masterful men.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • Now, you come down to Pavilionstone in a free and easy manner, an irresponsible agent, made over in trust to the South-Eastern Company, until you get out of the railway-carriage at high-water mark.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • My body, perhaps, is seated with ever so many people in a railway-carriage, and no wonder my companions find me dull and silent.

    Roundabout Papers

  • The water-drops beat like duck shot against the window of the railway-carriage containing Stephen and Elfride.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • I got in a railway-carriage by myself, and asked the guard to look after me because I was alone; but just before the train started he put in a man, and begged my pardon, saying it was inevitable, as there was not a place in any other carriage.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • It was a railway-carriage from Frankfort to Heidelberg.

    Roundabout Papers

  • And Michael, in his railway-carriage, with his eyes on the English grass, felt like a man on whom every one was heaping earth.

    The Silver Spoon

  • On that evening Paul Montague returned to London by the mail train, being sure that he would thus avoid a meeting with Mrs Hurtle in the railway-carriage.

    The Way We Live Now


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