hackney coach

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Synonyms for hackney coach

a carriage for hire

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Lydia and Wickham had been seen to leave the chaise that would have carried them toward Scotland and enter a hackney coach headed toward London (PP 282).
Hackney coachmen were subject to steep fines for deviating from the fares sent by the Hackney Coach Office.
200 YEARS AGO: Caution, on Thursday the driver of a Hackney coach was fined by our Magistrates to the penalty of ten shillings for driving too near the carriage of a gentlemen on the road, as to endanger the overturning of it, and putting him and the lady who was with him in great fear.
In this context of festive protest, says Baer, the rioters showed less interest in politics than in causing mischief, as for example on the eve of Guy Fawkes Day, when they protested outside Kemble's residence and hissed hackney coach passengers in Fleet Street.
The Hackneys transplanted their business to the colonies in the 1700s, and have built a reputation that their progenitors would be proud of, although today a Hackney coach is more likely to carry cases of beer than human cargo.
In 1588 Elizabeth I was recorded as taking a Hackney coach to St Paul's Cathedral for a thanksgiving service, following the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
Mail and stage coaches to and from Edinburgh, Alnwick, Morpeth and Berwick would all have crossed the nearby Barras Bridge daily, as would the booming numbers of private and hackney coaches.
Even if, as Nicholas Hudson argues, it-narratives thinly veiled the author's moral and political directives through the voices of "lapdogs, guineas, overcoats, corkscrews, hackney coaches, [and] banknotes" (294), intended meanings were changed, lost, or simply disregarded as greater numbers of readers "owned" their texts.
"Hackney coaches are numerous and may be had at any time, to any part of the town and country, except, as in London, on the sudden fall of rain."
Though the plays continued to be performed, by 1606 their shock value had passed, and in 1623 John Taylor could refer jokingly to Tamburlaine in his chariot whipping on his "pampered jades of Asia" to dispraise hackney coaches.