Directly opposite to him came a strange one-horse vehicle
, evidently rigged up by soldiers out of any available materials and looking like something between a cart, a cabriolet, and a caleche.
His lordship conducted the ladies into the vehicle
, as he did likewise Mrs Honour, who, after many civilities, and more dear madams, at last yielded to the well-bred importunities of her sister Abigail, and submitted to be complimented with the first ride in the coach; in which indeed she would afterwards have been contented to have pursued her whole journey, had not her mistress, after several fruitless intimations, at length forced her to take her turn on horseback.
He shouted choking and gurgling curses at the starry heavens; he cut viciously with his whip at passing vehicles
; he scattered fierce and ever-changing oaths and imprecations along the streets, so that a late truck driver, crawling homeward, heard and was abashed.
The meagre herbage of the prairie, promised nothing, in favour of a hard and unyielding soil, over which the wheels of the vehicles
rattled as lightly as if they travelled on a beaten road; neither wagons nor beasts making any deeper impression, than to mark that bruised and withered grass, which the cattle plucked, from time to time, and as often rejected, as food too sour, for even hunger to render palatable.
Fentolin was still leaning forward in his strange little vehicle
. The colour seemed to have left even his lips.
They had only to turn a tap, and for six hours the gas would light and warm this comfortable vehicle
Mudge, who was at the rudder, kept in a straight line, and by a turn of his hand checked the lurches which the vehicle
had a tendency to make.
But before she had quite reached it another vehicle
shot out from a clump of trees on the summit, came round the bend of the road there, passed the luggage-cart, and halted beside Tess, who looked up as if in great surprise.
was not exactly a gig, neither was it a stanhope.
Right across the pavement she thrust him, and, pushing him up against the wheel, she banged his head three several times against the side of his own vehicle
Just before she reached the vehicle
, Carl leaped in beside his confederate, slamming the door behind him.
that day), and trying vainly to get the two artists away from their work.