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Usage examples for dray

  1. Leaving the dray track at the lower end of King's Creek of my former journey, we struck across for Penny's Creek, four miles east of it, where the splendid rocky reservoir is, and where there was delicious herbage for the horses. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  2. That's only three days, and there's a dray load of drawings!" – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  3. As I had promised I sent Jones with a dray load of water to meet Morgan and Mack, who came up on the 19th with the rest of the horses. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  4. Twenty years ago he had helped to make a steady foundation for the red cottage that had arrived ready built on a bullock- dray – Seven Little Australians by Ethel Sybil Turner
  5. I did all that I could to render his mind easy on every point, and allowed him to select the most quiet and steady bullocks for the dray he was to occupy; together with the most careful driver in the party. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  6. So far as danger from poisonous snakes is concerned you are in much more danger from the driver of a dray than from a snake. – How Girls Can Help Their Country by Juliette Low Agnes Baden-Powell Robert Baden-Powell
  7. The floods were just crossing the dray tracks as we passed, and gradually advancing into the basin. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  8. I elect myself at once into the ranks of dray horses, and, as I said before, I chain a genius to the neck- yoke with me. – Rose of Dutcher's Coolly by Hamlin Garland
  9. In the town near which I pass my summers, a large stone, fallen from a passing dray lay for days in the middle of the principal street, until I paid some boys to remove it. – Worldly Ways and Byways by Eliot Gregory
  10. And then he got up and threw back his shoulders, as though he were adjusting them to some burden; and Mattie, as she looked up at him, thought again of the brewer's dray – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  11. Pierre, later on, remembered that a dray of the Western Railway Company in coming up stopped and delayed the landau for a moment, whilst the young errand girl entered the doorway. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  12. So if you'll please to send me down in the dray I should be obliged. – Station Amusements by Lady Barker
  13. But as a more leading one ran also in a more westerly direction, I left the dray track almost at right angles, and proceeded along the more westerly line. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  14. He drove a dray about town till he was twenty, and with money he'd saved he set up for himself in business. – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  15. You can drive only one dray – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  16. This is a complete contrast to the loads " drayed" by Anderson through the 1880's, 1890's and the 1900's to about 1915 when the automobile began to change the world of transportation, and Anderson's one horse wagon dray business along with it. – Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2 by Work Projects Administration
  17. But to such a distressed lady a champion could not long be wanting; and Robert, after having been driven out of Spain by the Moors with fearful loss, and in a second attempt wrecked with all his fleet as soon as he got out of port, resolved to tempt the main no more, and leave the swan's path for that of the fat oxen and black dray horses of Holland. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  18. The floor of the dray covered part of an acre, and one wheel was always ahead of the other- or behind, according to which shaft was pulled. – Joe Wilson and His Mates by Henry Lawson
  19. Close to the pool we noticed an old dray road, the old road to Mount Dockrell. – Spinifex and Sand Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia by David W Carnegie
  20. He leaned against a filing- case like a heavy dray horse which had come to a final stop. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage

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