sedan chair


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sedan chair

a closed chair for one passenger, carried on poles by two bearers. It was commonly used in the 17th and 18th centuries
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The other transport was some beautiful palanquins which reminded me of the sedan chairs we used in the past.
Obviously this should have been simplicity itself since the new judge earns around pounds 250,000 a year and so can afford any form of transport - from a chauffeur-driven Porsche to a silk linen sedan chair carried by minor members of the Royal family.
Four Africans carry, Byrne in on a sedan chair, as if Mr.
In 1986, as thousands of truckers were losing their jobs in the wake of deregulation, Teamsters boss Jackie Presser was having himself hoisted on a gilded sedan chair at a Las Vegas convention.
The usual accounts of Franklin's part in the convention might lead one to conclude that he was old and feeble, communicating with other delegates only by short written speeches--which other delegates had to read for him--and unable to walk or even to stand unaided, routinely honored but rarely heeded, useful only because of his international prestige, a jocund, ineffective eminent Methuselah in a sedan chair.
The party -- which took place immediately after the closing session -- featured several of the network's on-air talent, a representative from the Gay Games, plus a booming and colorful "parade of athletes" to represent the Games' international participants, and a glamorous and celebrated "gender illusionist", or drag queen, who was carried by four muscle-bound gladiators in a gold "Q" sedan chair.
We saw him being carried in a sedan chair (by Eric Pickles and George Osborne) to a drive-through restaurant, where he ordered a hot dog, knife and fork and bottle of Dom Perignon.
In accordance with the tradition of the rifle competition - which dates back to 1860, long before the Games began - winner Luckman was carried to the medal ceremony by his opponents in a sedan chair.
Presumably he will be doing his dopey "heart-shaped fingers" goal celebration (right) while wearing garlands and being carried on a sedan chair.
It was demolished and the new theatre, the one we know and love, opened on February 20, 1837, with a double bill of The Merchant of Venice and The Young Widow, and if you wanted to arrive in a sedan chair it would cost you sixpence for a distance not exceeding 300 yards and ninepence for 600 yards.
He nailed two long poles along its length to help lift it and it looked exactly like a sedan chair.