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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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Robert Kelly, of The Rotary Club of Kenilworth, said: "We are always looking for different ways to raise money for charity as part of our commitment to help others and hope the sedan chair race will become an annual success in Kenilworth."
The Sedan Chair Race will wind its way through the city centre streets between noon and 2pm on August 31.
ALLOWING his sedan chair footmen a short respite as required by EU manual pole operatives'legislation,Mr Brocklebank observ ed,in leafy Mossley Hill, that a Booker Avenue pharmacy instructed its clientele to: ``Please remove your crash helmet bef ore entering this shop''.Do many of the wellcoiffed matrons arriving daily in search of Steradent actually need to perform this task?
Cameron thought he'd be carried into No 10 in a sedan chair. But I've an inkling he'll slip in, Clegg saying no to Brown.
Abbey Fields; tug-of-war, Abbey Fields; sedan chair race around town; car shows; static displays; War of the Worlds, Talisman Theatre; late night music show, Talisman Theatre; old time music hall, pubs and other venues.
They need volunteers to sign up for a Sedan Chair Race through the streets of the city centre next month.
AS MR Brocklebank's sedan chair was grid- locked in St John's Lane,he had ample opportunity to peruse Liverpool Vision's window display model of the staggering Fourth Grace (well, it is propped up by four poles).
It was tempting to ask if a sedan chair might be made available for the daily transit from bed to pool, but they might have thought I was taking the Mickey.
The only way up there once was by sedan chair for the wealthy only, but now buses and trams transport tourists to the top and you pass the homes of Hong Kong's super-rich who are the only ones who can afford to buy a house on the cool slopes.
South Africa were under no pressure to do anything more than just bat so they just continued on their journey as if being carried in a sedan chair with the four England bowlers taking the strain.
TRAVELLING along Castle Street in his sedan chair,Mr Brocklebank espied a stooped,dishevelled tramp.