Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as sedan, 1.

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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?

    Kara Vallow: Jim Bunning: Too Mean and Weird for the GOP

  • 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

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