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sedan chair

Definitions

  • A person is being carried in a sedan chair
    A person is being carried in a sedan chair
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sedan chair a closed litter for one passenger
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Usage

In literature:

Four of our party selected saddle horses, and four preferred sedan chairs (I took the latter).
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
It is somewhat like an English sedan-chair.
"Norman Vallery" by W.H.G. Kingston
After ten o'clock dear Judith went to the palace in a sedan chair, and I walked there.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
Here for the first time one finds the sedan chair, with two or four bearers.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
At last all was ready, and she was in the embroidered sedan chair and caught the last glimpse of the familiar faces.
"The Fulfilment of a Dream of Pastor Hsi's" by A. Mildred Cable
Why is a sedan chair like the world?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
He did not remain long at Bordeaux, but accepted the offer of a chair of philosophy at Sedan, where he passed two years.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
We arrive at Sedan-chairs and hoops too big for them; we arrive at red-heeled shoes.
"English Costume" by Dion Clayton Calthrop
We were preceded by two sedan chairs borne by four coolies, each dressed in red kilted skirts and white turbans.
"My Trip Around the World" by Eleonora Hunt
In the garret was a Sedan-chair, once elaborately gilded.
"Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
The same bridal sedan-chair may be used many times.
"Village Life in China" by Arthur H. Smith
The kind Frog, having descended from her sedan-chair, entered the royal presence, followed by her attendants.
"Tales of Passed Times" by Charles Perrault
The doctor insisted on my ordering a sedan chair; but I refused decidedly, and went to post my letter myself.
"L'Arrabiata and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse
It is like riding in a great lady's coach with springs or being carried in a Sedan-chair.
"The Firebrand" by S. R. Crockett
Blindfolded and gagged, I was put into a kind of sedan-chair under cover of darkness and carried to his palace.
"The Gay Adventure" by Richard Bird
The doctor insisted on my ordering a sedan chair; but I refused decidedly, and went to post my letter myself.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse
Ladies of rank were taken out of their sedan-chairs, and ordered to join the popular cry.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 362, December 1845" by Various
She went in a sedan chair with her daughter, and an old servant of the family.
"The Postage Stamp in War" by Fred. J. Melville
At length I called a sedan-chair, and had him conveyed to the inn, and put to bed.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
For the same reason, when at Rome, he was carried in a sedan chair.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray
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In news:

See Fringe's Faux Vinyl Artifact, Seven Suns By Violet Sedan Chair .
Fringe co-creator J.J. Abrams first name-checked faux band Violet Sedan Chair in Wired magazine nearly two years ago.
See Fringe's Faux Vinyl Artifact, Seven Suns By Violet Sedan Chair.
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