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hansom

a two-wheeled one-horse carriage with a fixed hood. The driver sits on a high outside seat at the rear
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Better still - in a snow covered London of steam trains, hansom cabs, top hats and frock coats - this is a seasonal special that will thrill the traditionalists.
Holmes is an icon of the Victorian metropolis, a place of horse-drawn hansom cabs, dark corners, gaslight -- and fog.
Set in Dickensian London with its hansom cabs, grime and luxury, the pace never lessens.
Steve Ellis attributes this to the influence of Henry James in his evocations of gas-lit streets and hansom cabs in the evening mist.
It's a splendid, detailed period reconstruction of Victorian London complete with swirling fog and rattling hansom cabs.
Not prepared to force their way over, the Chartist leaders humiliatingly agreed to convey O'Connor and the petition across the river by Westminster Bridge in three hired hansom cabs.
W It's been two years since they were last on TV, but the forthcoming special sees the Baker Street boys in the late Victorian period and the age of steam trains, hansom cabs, top hats and frock-coats.
Mary Jane Kelly was said to have enjoyed travelling in hansom cabs and the Cardiff Argus of December 1888 gives us a fascinating glimpse of life in Cardiff by gaslight.
One of the men called the other "Birdy" as they debated whether they should keep Kelly, and the girl saw what seemed to be the gaslit Bold Street of long ago with horse-drawn hansom cabs and cobbled roads.
The images -- like the stories -- evoke a vast, polluted metropolis of foggy streets and horse-drawn hansom cabs, bustling crowds and screams in the night.
However, dismissing Blueline Newcastle's appeal, Mr Justice Hickinbottom said that, ever since hansom cabs were first regulated in the 19th century, it had been Parliament's policy that taxi services should be 'inherently local' with bookings being made and vehicles dispatched from premises within a single licensing area.
If Arthur Conan Doyle was alive now he wouldn't be writing about hansom cabs and pea-souper fogs, he'd be writing about Twitter, global terrorism and raunchy dominatrixes.