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postilion

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a person who rides the near horse of the leaders in order to guide a team of horses drawing a coach
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The postilion, a friend of his, took pride in making a fine turn-in, and drew up sharply before the portico.
Now give ten crowns to the postilion," said D'Artagnan, in the tone he would have employed in commanding a maneuver; "two lads to bring up the two first bags, two to bring up the two last, -- and move, Mordioux
The postilion of this relay is deaf and dumb, monseigneur.
The postilion came to the carriage door to ask if I had further need of his services.
Ere Alleyne could answer there swung round the curve of the road a lady's carriage drawn by three horses abreast with a postilion upon the outer one.
they cried; and they rushed forward, seized the horses, knocked down the little postilion, the coachman, and the servants, and pulled little Gerda out of the carriage.
From this dismal spot they were rescued by a savage old postilion, who happened to be up early, kicking a horse in a fly: and so were smuggled into the town by all the back lanes where the pigs lived: which, although not a magnificent or even savoury approach, was, as is usual in such cases, the legitimate highway.