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dray

1. a low cart without fixed sides, used for carrying heavy loads
2. any other vehicle or sledge used to carry a heavy load
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In 1879 the New York telephone directory was a small card, showing two hundred and fifty-two names; but now it has grown to be an eight-hundred-page quarterly, with a circulation of half a million, and requiring twenty drays, forty horses, and four hundred men to do the work of distribution.
Most of the goods were sent on drays to the magazin, but our reputation having preceded us, we were honored with a fiacre, making the journey between the Douane and the shop on the knee of a confidential commissionaire.
When Lady Russell not long afterwards, was entering Bath on a wet afternoon, and driving through the long course of streets from the Old Bridge to Camden Place, amidst the dash of other carriages, the heavy rumble of carts and drays, the bawling of newspapermen, muffin-men and milkmen, and the ceaseless clink of pattens, she made no complaint.
A young man, a farm-labourer, as come by us on his way to market with his mas'r's drays - a journey of over five hundred mile, theer and back - made offers fur to take her fur his wife (wives is very scarce theer), and then to set up fur their two selves in the Bush.
Beside the store an alleyway ran behind the main street stores and all day drays and delivery wagons, intent on bringing in and taking out goods, passed up and down.
The shooting motor cars, more like spiders in the moon than terrestrial objects, the thundering drays, the jingling hansoms, and little black broughams, made her think of the world she lived in.
He crossed Charles Street between jangling street cars and shelving lumber drays, and after a moment of uncertainty wound into Brimmer Street.
"Our initial impression of Dray is that he looks good," said Cui.
RBC Capital analyst Deane Dray last night downgraded 3M Company to Sector Perform from Outperform and lowered his price target for the shares to $176 from $207.
THE clop of hooves on cobbles used to be a familiar sound across Greater Manchester as dray horses carted beer to pubs.
It is for the first time that a formal return of the displaced Sipah families hailing from Sandana, Speen Drand, Nargosa, Sheikhmali Neeka, Kandaw, Dray Dandee, Dray Nagharee and Sanda Pal in Tirah valley has been announced.
| Team members William Watson, Olivia MacGarvie and Philip Dray