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Calash meaning

calash - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A light carriage with low wheels, having a top or hood that can be raised or lowered, seats for inside, a separate seat for the driver, and often a movable front, so that it can be used as either an open or a close carriage.
  2. 2. In Canada, a two- wheeled, one- seated vehicle, with a calash top, and the driver's seat elevated in front.
  3. 3. A hood or top of a carriage which can be thrown back at pleasure.
  4. 4. A hood, formerly worn by ladies, which could be drawn forward or thrown back like the top of a carriage.
  5. 5. A light carriage; a kind of hood.

calash - examples of usage

  1. Here, while walking about " in the deep quiet shades," the doctor was one day startled by a " calash and four, with scarlet liveries," which dashed past him and up an avenue. - "The Countess of Albany", Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).
  2. The painter alighted before Don Fabrizio's palace; a short time after Ulrich noisily drew the leather curtain before the partition of the calash, and then called to the coachman, who had often driven Moor when he was unexpectedly summoned to one of the king's pleasure- palaces at night: " Go ahead!" - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  3. They were stopped at the gate, but the guards knew the favorite's calash and fair- haired pupil, and granted the latter the escort he asked for his master. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
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