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horse-and-buggy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj horse-and-buggy relating to the time before automobiles (and other inventions) changed the way people lived in industrialized nations
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Usage

In literature:

My uncle and old Jerry had gone in the buggy after Tom's horse and chaise.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
He untied his horse, attached to a ramshackle buggy, and drove off.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
He had a wife, two children and a horse and buggy.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
A smart horse and a shiny top-buggy were standing in the barnyard.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
Harlin and Mead dashed around the house in the buggy, jumped out, and tied their horses in the rear of the trees.
"With Hoops of Steel" by Florence Finch Kelly
He now backed his buggy out of the woods, set the seat forward in order to make room for the deer behind, and waited for his horse.
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
Jane was standing on the porch, waiting; and a darky had brought around Brent's own horse and buggy.
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
It was just about two weeks after that that Ben's father drove the pig's horse to town and back in a buggy, and with a nice new harness on.
"Harper's Young People, June 22, 1880" by Various
A good horse or mule, with a bright shiny buggy, takes the place of the old steer and cart.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 38, No. 01, January, 1884" by Various
Suddenly the shadow of a horse passed her and a rough livery buggy stopped at her side.
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
She found the horse and buggy where the woman had indicated, and with hands trembling with nervous excitement untied the bridle.
"Jolly Sally Pendleton" by Laura Jean Libbey
The buggy was comfortable; the horses went well; and Mr. Young, who drove me, was full of interesting information.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Then Nat leaped from the buggy, and he and Ben took hold of the wheels and pushed, while Dave led the horse forward.
"Dave Porter At Bear Camp" by Edward Stratemeyer
She carries me along like a horse and buggy.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I was only going to say I'll be more than pleased if he doesn't steal the horse and buggy.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
Once the horse was free from the buggy Dr. Alden and the young man lifted it on one side.
"Madge Morton's Trust" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
The Argenta's livery stableman wished to know if anything had been seen of a horse and buggy of his at the fort.
"A Soldier's Trial" by Charles King
She was waiting for Ted to hitch the other horse to the buggy and drive her in to the train.
"Fidelity" by Susan Glaspell
Through the rain he distinguished the light buggy of Gregory Dexter and his pair of fine black horses.
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
Gilman was thrown into a constant state of delight; Wix bought him a horse and buggy.
"Young Wallingford" by George Randolph Chester
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In news:

Runaway horse-and-buggy injures elderly woman in Lyons.
Police in western New York say a 76-year-old woman has been injured by a runaway horse-and-buggy .
Accident involves horse and buggy.
OPDYKE — — The driver of a horse and buggy and of a Jeep Grand Cherokee escaped injury Saturday evening when the buggy pulled out in front of the vehicle.
A buggy horse stands in the shade on Ora and Marie Bontrager's property in the Amish community near Clark on June 22.
Police in Conewango, New York tried to pull 17-year old Lewis D Hostetler over on Monday, after they noticed he was operating his horse and buggy with a open container of beer in hand.
This was done on horse and buggy.
WEIRTON — Back in the days when a horse and buggy was the preferred mode of transportation, the late Salvatore "Sam" Aria and his wife, Pearl, started an excavating and hauling business that, to thi.
(AP) — Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a woman was killed and a man injured when a sport-utility vehicle struck their horse-drawn buggy .
Police and firefighters on the scene of an accident involving a vehicle and a horse-drawn buggy in Maidencreek Township late Monday.
Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a woman was killed and a man injured when a sport-utility vehicle struck their horse-drawn buggy .
Enlarge Mike Mulholland Mike Mulholland MLive.com Two Amish rise in a horse and buggy on Gilmore Road Wednesday afternoon outside of Camden.
Because Sunday is the Lord's day, and it takes at least a day to get to the polling place by horse and buggy.
Nearing 102, Bloomington woman recalls horse-and-buggy days.
Harold and Anna Anderson have provided horse and buggy rides for the Karmel congregation for years and on Aug 21.
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