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  • n. Plural form of thoroughbrace.


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  • Yankee land -- red, picked out with yellow; high, narrow, iron steps; broad thoroughbraces; wide seats; all jingle, tip, tilt, and rock, from one end of the road to the other.

    Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses

  • Groton was a covered wagon, hung on chains for thoroughbraces: perhaps it was the "Charlestown Carriage," mentioned in the advertisement.

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 1, No. 1, January, 1884

  • But the conductor was wiser than we, and said a bed was better than seats, and moreover, this plan would protect his thoroughbraces.

    Roughing It

  • The old-line coach was a grand swinging and swaying vehicle, an imposing cradle on wheels, and hung on thoroughbraces instead of springs.

    The Great Salt Lake Trail

  • Drawn by six horses, the Concord’s chief innovation was its flexible leather thoroughbraces, a pair of stiff, three-inch-thick leather strips that acted as primitive shock absorbers and produced the coach’s characteristic rocking motion.



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