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Governess-cart

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Governess-cart a light two-wheeled vehicle with two face-to-face seats at the sides only
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. governer—L. gubernāre—Gr. kybernan.

Usage

In literature:

William had met me in a 'governess cart,' and we went to see him unharness the pony.
"And Even Now" by Max Beerbohm
There's the jolliest little governess-cart we sometimes hire for our picnics.
"The Return" by Walter de la Mare
The roan pony, wot's got sentimental thro' being everlasting driven in the governess-cart, sez she was a pretty young woman.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Aug 29, 1917" by Various
The Subaltern remembers seeing a governess cart, and wondering what use the Germans had found for it.
""Contemptible"" by "Casualty"
What I want to know is, may Irene and I have the governess-cart, and may Miss Frost go with us, and may we drive over to the Singletons'?
"A Modern Tomboy" by L. T. Meade
Ten minutes later a governess cart, drawn by a pony, appeared at the top of the street.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
Bump, bump, bump went the springless governess cart over the lumpy Common, rocking from side to side like a boat in a storm.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
These carts are always called governess carts.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
There was a small governess-cart drawn up not far away, and Becky was stroking the nose of a rough little Forest pony.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
The lecture was interrupted by the appearance of the governess cart.
"The Wonder" by J. D. Beresford
Hearing the sound of wheels, she flew eagerly downstairs and met her friend as she stepped out of the little governess-cart.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
In former years Placid had been kept for the girls to drive in the governess-cart and to pull the heavy lawn-mower over the lawns.
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker
She passed a governess cart full of children with a sound like "whist" as the wind rushed by.
"Manslaughter" by Alice Duer Miller
The governess cart was a little wicker carriage swung low on two wheels, with an ancient, shaggy pony, who never moved out of a slow trot.
"The Ranch Girls and Their Great Adventure" by Margaret Vandercook
Within was a small governess cart and a sleek and obviously overfed donkey.
"Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S." by Percy F. Westerman
Will you take the governess cart back to the house, Boxall?
"Humours of Irish Life" by Various
They came in Audrey's pretty governess-cart, and Audrey drove the fat pony herself.
"A Very Naughty Girl" by L. T. Meade
Jasmine had not the slightest idea what a governess-cart was; but it sounded a fairly safe kind of vehicle.
"Rich Relatives" by Compton Mackenzie
Mr. Sheard's governess-cart was drawn up by the earth-wall half a mile away, and from it three figures had descended.
"Mushroom Town" by Oliver Onions
In the evening of the same day, I drove home from the Station in a little governess-cart, over a snow-clogged road.
"The Journal of a Disappointed Man" by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
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