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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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and Saturday dawn, March 3, the holy sedan chair will parade through the entire district, and followers along the way will set off beehive fireworks, the city government said.
The rare guilloche enamel and gold miniature Faberge model of a sedan chair, which sold for PS788,750 Photo: Christie's Images Brooch shaped like a tiny spoon and fork set with pearls, PS2,500 Photo: Ewbank's auctioneers Gold brooch reputedly given by Queen Victoria to one of her staff.
Emineh always tried to stay awake until Mehmet Bey and Ahmet Bey, who carried fairgoers around the grounds in a glassed-in sedan chair, had told their tale; it was always her favorite.
He was lauded everywhere he went yesterday and if the crowd's feelings could have helped him he would have been borne aloft in a sedan chair powered by pure goodwill.
He should have been reclining in a jewelled sedan chair or swaying along on the back of an elephant under a fierce sun.
On a given signal the groups of four young men, each holding onto the ends of a bamboo sedan chair carrying an image of a local deity, leapt in turn into the chilly winter waters of a northern Taiwanese port.
However, some of the portly leader's minions are breathing a sigh of relief that plans for him to be carried along Dale Street in a sedan chair have been put on hold.
Fuel shortages and unemployment could bring the sedan chair back.
Ben Franklin, 81, rode over in a glass-walled sedan chair carried by four prisoners from the nearby Walnut Street jail.
On November 1, 1884, he set out on a 43-day 900-mile journey through southern Korea on a long-distance sedan chair in the manner of a Choson-dynasty dignitary or official.
These passages are the garden scene in Act 3, the use of a sedan chair in Acts 4 and 5, and the 'door' sequences in Act 5.