from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as sedan, 1.


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  • The show's signature image is of a marvelously carved, unpainted 40-inch-high palanquin—a partly open sedan-chair on carrying poles—designed to bear aloft a divinely inhabited figure in processions.

    Island Art, and All That Comes With It

  • Shall we also avoid direct eye-contact with your majesty, or shall we just prostrate ourselves in the mud as you're borne past us in your sedan-chair?

    Jim Bunning: Too Mean and Weird for the GOP

  • King had not popped his crown and state robes into a sedan-chair, bundled himself into it along with them, hurried down to the chamber where the

    A Child's History of England

  • There was no carriage-road in the island, and nobody offered (in consequence, as I suppose, of the imperfectly-civilised state of the country) to bring me a sedan-chair, which is naturally what I should have liked best.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

  • In the most impressive of these dioramas, two sedan-chair bearers carry a Chinese gentleman down a full-scale reproduction of a Cantonese street (fig. 4.5).

    The Romance of China: Excursions to China in U.S. Culture: 1776-1876

  • The Bishop, who had been about to enter, stopped, and ran back with the most respectful bows and curtseys to the sedan-chair, giving his hand to the lady who stepped thence.

    The Virginians

  • After the affair of the sedan-chair I might as well have asked Queen Elizabeth to go to Drury Lane.

    The Virginians

  • I shall never forget the astonishment of Sir Charles Lyndon when, on one summer evening, as he was issuing out to the play-table in his sedan-chair, according to his wont, her

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • The less said about the disgusting and increasingly boring Smallweed, the better, except to say that surely Davies could have found some way to drastically reduce Smallweed's appearances in the second half of the mini--he shows up in every single episode towards the end and does the exact same thing in each one--act disgusting, berate his sedan-chair carriers, and demand that he be 'shaken up'.

    Eight Ways in Which the BBC Miniseries Has Inspired Me Not to Read Charles Dickens' Bleak House

  • It is carried like a sedan-chair; and for this purpose six or eight porters are employed at the rate of three or four livres a head per day, according to the season, allowing three days for their return.

    Travels through France and Italy


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