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  • n. Plural form of stagecoach.


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  • 'roomy' and as easy as the traveling-jails called stagecoaches, which always remind me of Jonah's traveling accommodations.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • She's dressing up in the frocks, trying the dance routines, riding stagecoaches and generally bringing the period to life as though she was romping through a Jane Austen novel.

    TV highlights 29/08/2011:

  • The street was choked with stagecoaches and wagons, disgorging passengers, the passengers running for the boats.

    Karen Kondazian: Excerpt: 'The Whip'

  • It began as an "ordinary way" but soon enough was transformed into what Eric Jaffe calls "the cohesive 'King's best highway,'" a road "that, a century later, steered post riders and stagecoaches; a road that, two centuries later, guided the railroad tracks that carried the Industrial Revolution; a road that, three centuries later, inspired the need for, and the location of, interstate expressways."

    Eric Jaffe's "The King's Best Highway" reviewed by Jonathan Yardley

  • There were “know-nothing” candies, “know-nothing” toothpicks, and “know-nothing” stagecoaches.

    Steve Fraser: History's Mad Hatters: The Strange Career of Tea Party Populism

  • The paved roads of stone and asphalt, arriving in the mid-19th century, did not follow exactly the imprint of the primitive roads they supplanted, nor did the railroads that replaced the stagecoaches, but the paths were often closely parallel.

    You Can Get There From Here

  • Two days earlier, a pair of stagecoaches had been held up nearby, and Twain expected the same treatment when he was ordered to put up his hands.


  • And whereas solitary riders were susceptible to hijack, stagecoaches had relative safety by numbers.

    The King's Best Highway

  • Riders had a single bag slung over their shoulder; stagecoaches could squeeze letters anywhere the bulky carriage body had room.

    The King's Best Highway

  • This was the case even before locomotives joined the discussion—early railroad cars were pulled by horses, acting more or less as familiar stagecoaches bound to strips of iron.

    The King's Best Highway


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