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  • n. A leather strap supporting the body of a carriage, and attached to springs or serving as a spring itself.


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thorough +‎ brace


  • A little before that hour, Thomas drove Ponkus on to the track, in an old "thoroughbrace" wagon.

    When Life Was Young At the Old Farm in Maine

  • When I found that the thing they called a "thoroughbrace" was the massive combination of belts and springs which the coach rocks itself in, I said to the driver:

    Roughing It

  • The thoroughbrace coach, tugging up the steep grade, would announce itself with a triumphant blast of the horn.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The second day out, midway between two stations, the Concord's thoroughbrace had broken.

    Moon Shadow

  • Now, what can be the thoroughbrace of a horse, I wonder?

    Roughing It, Part 1.

  • When they had mended the thoroughbrace we filled the two boots again, but put no mail on top, and only half as much inside as there was before.

    Roughing It

  • It's most uncommon lucky, becuz it's so nation dark I should 'a' gone by unbeknowns if that air thoroughbrace hadn't broke. "

    Roughing It, Part 1.

  • I said to myself: "Now, a thoroughbrace is probably part of a horse; and doubtless a vital part, too, from the dismay in the driver's voice.

    Roughing It, Part 1.

  • "I never saw a thoroughbrace used up like that, before, that I can remember.

    Roughing It, Part 1.


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