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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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.Like dragon-flies the hansoms hover With jewelled eyes to catch the lover;"
One feels sure one has been caught doing something ridiculous-- looking at one's tongue in a hansom, for instance."
The reporter left his new-made friend a short time afterwards, and took a hansom to his office.
The sidewindows of the hansom were clogged with a grey-flannel mist.
It is not an extravagant theory that the cabby's singleness of purpose and concentrated view of life are the results of the hansom's peculiar construction.
If there was no overtaking the Count, however,it should be a comparatively simple matter in the case of the couple on foot, and I wildly hailed the first hansom that crawled into my ken.
"That young tutor is an interesting fellow: we had some awfully good talk after dinner about books and things," he threw out tentatively in the hansom.
"Can he be waiting for me," thought Mr Vladimir, looking up and down for some signs of a hansom. He saw none.
Do you know, Alexander,"-- Mainhall looked with perplexity up into the top of the hansom and rubbed his pink cheek with his gloved finger,--"do you know, I sometimes think of taking to criticism seriously myself.
"I think," said Trefusis, after a moment's reflection, "I will order a hansom."
In the morning you will send for a hansom, desiring your man to take neither the first nor the second which may present itself.
They called a hansom, and she told the driver where to go.