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a low heavy horse cart without sides

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In 1879 the New York telephone directory was a small card, showing two hundred and fifty-two names; but now it has grown to be an eight-hundred-page quarterly, with a circulation of half a million, and requiring twenty drays, forty horses, and four hundred men to do the work of distribution.
He 'elped me to lift the boxes and put them in the dray.
A brewer's dray rumbled by with its two near wheels splashed with fresh blood.
Birdall, I remember, who had great draying interests, had turned loose three hundred dray horses.
This dray horse, like all other horses, like all other animals, including man, is life-blinded and sense-struck.
Some little effect may, perhaps, be attributed to the direct action of the external conditions of life, and some little to habit; but he would be a bold man who would account by such agencies for the differences of a dray and race horse, a greyhound and bloodhound, a carrier and tumbler pigeon.
I breakfasted on Saturday morning at the Waldorf, and though a great dray was driven into my carriage on the way to the boat, I escaped, as I always do - and here I am.
And yet when a drunken man who, for some unknown reason, was being taken somewhere in a huge waggon dragged by a heavy dray horse, suddenly shouted at him as he drove past: "Hey there, German hatter" bawling at the top of his voice and pointing at him--the young man stopped suddenly and clutched tremulously at his hat.
In the 1950s horse-drawn drays were used for delivering goods.
Cal-op Cal-op Iron clad hooves On cobbled byway Heads lowered Haunches straining Drays hauling Landed cargo.
Since sorting out his last pile of newspapers, 10 years ago, he has fashioned scale replicas of carts, drays, threshers and engines.
One of the overnight drays that transfers stock between our depots had not been able to get into a parking bay next to the warehouse and was stranded in the middle of the yard, surrounded by snow.
Kevin Pickford, managing director of the group which began life in the 17th century hauling goods on drays, welcomed the takeover.
Based in a converted barn, the brewery is also hoping to revive the tradition of using wooden barrels and brewer's drays for local deliveries," said fund administrator Clive Wickham.
And so now Paul and Georgina are asking for help from anyone who has old photographs or items from when the shires were a regular feature at shows, or even when they were still pulling the drays.