Usage examples for cabriolet

  1. The lad forced some crumpled scrap of paper into his old tutor's hand, bolted through the toll- bar, and jumped into a cabriolet, whose high- stepping charger was dawdling along Lancaster Place. – John Marchmont's Legacy, Volume I (of 3) by Mary E. Braddon
  2. To obviate, in some measure, the danger arising both from the want of foot- pavement, and from the inconsiderate rapidity with which these carriages are not unfrequently driven, it is now a law that the neck of every horse in a cabriolet must be provided with bells, and the carriage with two lamps, lighted after dark; yet, in spite of these precautions, and the severity which the police exercises against those who transgress the decree, serious accidents sometimes happen. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  3. The fruiterer's daughter was putting into the cabriolet a parcel belonging to Georges at the moment of his arrest. – Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, v7 by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  4. This cabriolet, as you have been often told, is a sort of a buggy, or phaeton seat, with a covering of leather in the front of the coach. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  5. He was scarcely in the street when he saw Percival St. John leaning out of his cabriolet and conversing with the author he had discovered. – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  6. If I offend my guardians, I should find it impossible- unless I have recourse to Jews and money- lenders- to support Annette; present her with articles of dress and jewellery, and purchase a horse and cabriolet worthy of conveying her angelic person through the streets of London. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  7. Most of them carry nine inside passengers, and three in the cabriolet, and as much luggage behind, and in the Imperial, as would load a tolerably large waggon. – A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium by Richard Boyle Bernard
  8. But now, as soon as the horses arrived, I hurried into a cabriolet, and bade farewell to my friend. – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  9. As she sat in the old cabriolet beside the father of her dead lover, again there came to Octavie the terrible sense of loss which had assailed her so often before. – The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  10. I was just on the point of concluding my letter, when a French naval officer, who was on the pier when I landed, introduced himself to me, to know whether I would do him the favour to accommodate him with a place in the cabriolet under examination. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  11. I had no carriage, The marechal made me a present of a cabriolet, and lent me horses and a postillion the first stage, where, in consequence of the measures he had taken, I had no difficulty in procuring others. – The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book XI. by Jean Jacques Rousseau
  12. I have just got my new cabriolet Selwyn ordered in Paris. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  13. His cabriolet drove most furiously to the place where Lord B's carriage and four horses were waiting, thence going off at full speed. – The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope v. I. by A. M. W. Stirling (compiler)
  14. He then embraced me, went out, mounted his cabriolet, and drove off. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  15. My cabriolet was at the door, and I was preparing to enter, when I saw a groom managing, with difficulty, a remarkably fine and spirited horse. – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  16. My first service was with a baron; then I learned to ride, and I had the reins to hold when he got out of the cabriolet, for he drove, himself. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  17. David had hired a cabriolet, pretending that he was going to Marsac on business, a little piece of deception which seemed probable under the circumstances. – Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I by Honore de Balzac
  18. He was found seated in a cabriolet in the streets, his vocation being that of a driver. – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper