gypsy cab

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a taxicab that cruises for customers although it is licensed only to respond to calls

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The ban on carpooling was implemented in an attempt to control the problem of gypsy cab drivers, people in noncommercial vehicles working illegally as informal cab drivers.
An animated series consisting of two eleven-minute stories per episode revolving around the life of a driver of a dilapidated Gypsy Cab and his passengers, who will be portrayed in each episode by a different stand-up comedian.
She made a deal to pick them up every day, and then began cruising Wilshire from Santa Monica to downtown for other customers, mimicking the gypsy cab drivers she saw soliciting business.
drunk (Best call a gypsy cab for this doll; she can barely stand up straight.
Prosecuting misdemeanors and beggars who violate the panhandling law and gypsy cab drivers who help strike-stranded bus riders get around town will be about all that's left for that elected official under the consent decree to clean up the LAPD.
Taking on Nick's stoic father, New York's best fertility doctor, a gypsy cab driver and a participant in a couple of support groups, Applegate is one of these actors who can make you laugh just by walking on stage but eventually we're laughing for no real reason.
The West Coast premiere of Wilson's ``Jitney,'' from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ``Fences,'' takes place in the 1970s in a gypsy cab company (or jitney station) in the playwright's customary locale, Pittsburgh.
Manal Al-Qathami, who was visiting from Makkah, was surprised that women would use these gypsy cabs, but said she could understand the situation, thanks to the small number of available taxis.
More and more people are turning to illegal schemes, running gypsy cabs, engaging in prostitution or blackmarket sales of Cuba's famous cigars, rum and coffee.
There are reportedly at least 2,000 gypsy cabs on our roads as well.