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  • A two-wheeled vehicle, called a tartana, very much resembling a covered cart, was to be the travelling equipage of a young

    The Alhambra

  • A two-wheeled vehicle, called a tartana, very much resembling a covered cart, was to be the travelling equipage of a young

    The Alhambra

  • From Italian tartana, Arabic taridha; a similar word being used in Valencia and Grand Canary for a two-wheeled open cart.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Thus then we set out, ourlong-legged guard striding ahead, with his escopeta on his shoulder, Manuel and Mateo on each side of the tartana, and the old invalids behind.

    The Alhambra

  • Thus then we set out, ourlong-legged guard striding ahead, with his escopeta on his shoulder, Manuel and Mateo on each side of the tartana, and the old invalids behind.

    The Alhambra

  • A rough _tartana_, which performed the service of an omnibus, passed me returning to the city, and the driver, having no passengers, invited me to ride.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867

  • Valencia, and offered Hopie and me seats in their _tartana_ -- a covered cart not on springs, which is the cab of the country.

    Memoirs of the Life and Correspondence of Henry Reeve, C.B., D.C.L. In Two Volumes. Volume II.

  • There, however, the tartana and the guide were ready; so, after taking a noonday’s repast with my fellow traveller at the posada, I set out with him on our journey.

    The Alhambra

  • There, however, the tartana and the guide were ready; so, after taking a noonday’s repast with my fellow traveller at the posada, I set out with him on our journey.

    The Alhambra

  • a crowd of clamorous porters and _tartana_ drivers -- one of the scenes characteristic of landing in a country where police regulations do not exist ensued.

    Memoirs of the Life and Correspondence of Henry Reeve, C.B., D.C.L. In Two Volumes. Volume II.

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  • usage and definition on tartan

    March 29, 2008