from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shortened form of shandrydan.


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  • I would I could tell you the moving story of our cart and cart-horses; the latter are dapple-grey, about sixteen hands, and of enormous substance; the former was a kind of red and green shandry-dan with a driving bench; plainly unfit to carry lumber or to face our road.

    Vailima Letters

  • He gave a glance at the people at the door -- the inn-keeper, MacGibbon, with an unusual Kilmarnock bonnet on that seemed to have been donned in a hurry; Rixa, in a great perturbation, having just come out of a shandry-dan with which he had been driving up Glen Shira; Major Paul, and Wilson the writer.

    Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure

  • So I said "Prato," and he ran up to the fattore's and secured a wondrous shandry-dan with just space enough between its horns to toss the two of us in the direction where we would go.

    An Englishwoman's Love-Letters

  • We retraced our steps to the "First and Last House in England," where we found our driver waiting for us with his conveyance, which we had now time to examine, and found to be a light, rickety, two-wheeled cart of ancient but durable construction, intended more for use than ornament, and equivalent to the more northern shandrydan or shandry.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

  • Perhaps she would, Kate, if she knew anything of the gayeties of cottage life; if she had ever been with us at a picnic, or driven out in the shandry-dan with the two roans, and James, in his slipshod hat, for a coachman, or _yotted_ in the Dream, or sang in the

    Washington Irving

  • Peter, I wish you to get some whipcord and tie up the reel of my fishing-rod -- there it is, on the rafters of the ceiling; and a bit more cord to go round the handle of my whip -- it leans against the leads of the neuk window; and, Peter, I'm going to go to the mill with the oats to-morrow, and Robin Atkinson has loaned me his shandry and mare.

    A Son of Hagar A Romance of Our Time

  • 'Well, we must lay him across my shandry, it's more roomy than his gimcracky gig.

    Bristol Bells A Story of the Eighteenth Century

  • Clocks were wrong; and we'd a piece of work chasing a pig father had given Letty to take home; we bagged him at last, and he screeched and screeched in the back part o 'th' shandry, and we laughed and they laughed; and in the midst of all the merriment the sun set, and that sobered us a bit, for then we knew what time it was.

    Sexton's Hero

  • I can cut the traces, and if the mare is not hampered with the shandry, she'll carry me safely through.

    Sexton's Hero

  • The shandry and poor old mare were found half-buried in a heap of sand by Arnside Knot.

    Sexton's Hero


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