from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A light cart mounted upon springs.


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  • He went on foot when it was in the neighborhood, in a tilted spring-cart when it was on the plain, and on a donkey in the mountains.

    Les Miserables

  • The old woman really had in her shed a sort of basket spring-cart.

    Les Miserables

  • The times were very much changed since the period when she drove to Mudbury in the spring-cart and called the small tradesmen “Sir.”

    Vanity Fair

  • The best spring-cart was washed throughout, the axles oiled, and the bees placed therein for the journey.

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • It was the week after the Easter holidays, and he was journeying along with Smart the mare and the light spring-cart, watching the damp slopes of the hill-sides as they streamed in the warmth of the sun, which at this unsettled season shone on the grass with the freshness of an occasional inspector rather than as an accustomed proprietor.

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • His father and Martin were walking, dressed in their second best suits, and beside them rambled along a grizzel horse and brightly painted spring-cart.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Amid a medley of laughter, old shoes, and elder-wine, Dick and his bride took their departure, side by side in the excellent new spring-cart which the young tranter now possessed.

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • Betty took to that child, as if there never had been a child before — and away she went in her own ‘spring-cart

    Lorna Doone

  • To ride in a spring-cart seemed a very miserable lot indeed to her now.

    Adam Bede

  • Did my spring-cart bump you about much in bringing you from the station?

    No Name


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