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Definition of "glass-coach" [glass-coach]

  • A coach, superior to a hackney-coach, hired for the day or any short period as a private carriage: so called because originally only private carriages had glass windows. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "glass-coach" in a sentence
  • "I had a perfect recollection of the glass-coach, and the sheriffs, and the men in armour, and the band playing "Jim along Josey," as we passed the"
  • "On Monday night, the Twentieth of June 1791, about eleven o'clock, there is many a hackney-coach and {125} glass-coach still rumbling or at rest on the streets of Paris."
  • "Lionel's desire, the young pair drove in a glass-coach, drawn by eight swift chargers, through the forest, Lilias bearing in her hands a large posy of water-lilies -- away, past the cascade, and on, to the opening of the gold-mine, at the back of the mountain."