Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of stage-coach.

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Examples

  • “The stage-coaches were intolerable, and the passage through the Sound”—by which he meant the packet boats—“still worse.”

    The King's Best Highway

  • Nearly all the stage-coaches for the south and west passed through the

    Les Miserables

  • Oscar was paying his addresses to Mademoiselle Georgette Pierrotin, whose ‘dot’ amounted to one hundred and fifty thousand francs, and he married the pretty daughter of the proprietor of the stage-coaches of the Oise, toward the close of the winter of

    A Start in Life

  • That is how things happen in French stage-coaches.

    A Start in Life

  • There was no Northern Railway at that time, and in its place there were stage-coaches; which I occasionally find myself, in common with some other people, affecting to lament now, but which everybody dreaded as a very serious penance then.

    The Holly-Tree

  • Trafton stopped thirty-five stage-coaches between ten in the morning and early afternoon.

    THE AMERICAN WEST

  • I have seen sauntering dandies in watering-places ogling the women, watching eagerly for steamboats and stage-coaches as if their lives depended upon them, and strutting all day in jackets up and down the public walks.

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond

  • In the days when the Haunt was a haunt, stage-coaches were not yet quite over.

    The Newcomes

  • For them stage-coaches will have become romances — a team of four bays as fabulous as Bucephalus or Black Bess.

    Vanity Fair

  • Since when, I pray, have you travelled in stage-coaches, and left off your old profession of crying oysters in winter, and rotten mackerel in

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

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