from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A buggy with a cover or top. See buggy.


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  • A lean, yellow horse, tackled to the shafts of a broken top-buggy with bits of rope as well as worn straps, stood in the roadway.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp or, the Old Lumberman's Secret

  • Austin had been all the way from Hamstead to White Water that day, stopping on his way back at Wallacetown, to bring Sally, who taught school there, home for over Sunday; his little old horse, never either strong or swift, was tired and hot and muddy, and hung its unkempt head dejectedly, apparently having lost all willingness to drag the dilapidated top-buggy and its two occupants another step.

    The Old Gray Homestead

  • He came out nearly every Sunday in a top-buggy and took Miss Hillary for a drive.

    'Lizbeth of the Dale

  • A smart horse and a shiny top-buggy were standing in the barnyard.

    'Lizbeth of the Dale

  • The young man of the top-buggy soon became a fruitful source of gossip in the schoolroom, especially amongst the older girls.

    'Lizbeth of the Dale

  • Elizabeth had no idea what the joke was, but laughter was always contagious, and she got behind her slate and giggled, too; so loud, indeed, that Miss Hillary -- it was Monday and the top-buggy had not come out from Cheemaun -- rapped sharply on her desk and looked very severe.

    'Lizbeth of the Dale

  • Why, the top-buggy had come early in the morning yesterday and stayed both to dinner and tea, and she thought it was just horrid mean of Lottie Price, so she did.

    'Lizbeth of the Dale

  • But for years he's just hungered for a top-buggy, with side bars and piano box and the whole blamed rig painted bright red, so he can take his squaw out in style; and I'm going to see that he gets it.

    The Long Chance

  • She had been buggy-riding before, but always behind one horse, jaded, and livery, in a top-buggy, heavy and dingy, such as livery stables rent because of sturdy unbreakableness.

    Chapter 9

  • Miss Smith suggested a drive to town -- Bles could take her in the top-buggy after school -- and she could consult some of the merchants and business men.

    The Quest of the Silver Fleece A Novel


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  • Belongs on that list you made when you found the word barouche.

    December 16, 2013