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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A compact breed of harness horse; A carriage for hire; to overuse, wear out, or make trite.

Usage examples (37)
  • When she went away, I called a hackney-coach for her, and getting behind it, went home with her to her lodgings.
  • "And here is my carriage," he added, calling a hackney cab.
  • He would take a post-chaise -- he would call a hackney coach
  • Minoret called a hackney-coach and took her to the Rue de la for more
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