See also:term originally applied to a small two-wheeled vehicle for transport (see
See also:CARRIAGE), but also to almost anything in the nature of a carriage, chariot, &c., and to the carrying-
See also:part of a
See also:balloon . With some specific qualification (tram-
See also:car, street-car, railway-car, sleeping-car, motor-car, &c.) it is combined to serve as a general word instead of carriage or vehicle . From
See also:Ireland comes the " jaunting-car," which is in general use, both in the towns, where it is the commonest public carriage for hire, and in the
See also:country districts, where it is employed to carry the mails and for the use of tourists . The gentry and more well-to-do farmers also use it as a private carriage in all parts of Ireland . The genuine Irish jaunting-car is a two-wheeled vehicle constructed to carry four persons besides the
See also:driver . In the centre, at right angles to the
See also:axle, is a " well " about 18 in. deep, used for carrying parcels or small luggage, and covered with a lid which is usually furnished with a
See also:cushion . The " well " provides a low back to each of the two seats, which are in the
See also:form of wings placed over each
See also:wheel, with
See also:foot boards
See also:hanging outside the wheel on hinges, so that when not in use they can be turned up over the seats, thus reducing the width of the car (sometimes very necessary in the narrow country roads) and protecting the seats from the
See also:weather . The passengers on each side sit with their backs to each other, with the " well " between them . The driver sits on a movable box-seat, or " dicky," a few inches high, placed across the
See also:head of the " well," with a footboard to which there is usually no splash-
See also:board attached . A more
See also:modern form of jaunting-car, known as a " long car," chiefly used for tourists, is a four-wheeled vehicle constructed on the same plan, which accommodates as many as eight or ten passengers on each side, and two in addition on a high box-seat beside the driver . In the city of
See also:Cork a carriage known as an " inside car " is in
See also:common use . It is a two-wheeled covered carriage in which the passengers sit
See also:face to face as in a wagonette .
In remote country districts the poorer peasants still sometimes use a
See also:primitive form of vehicle, called a " low-backed car," a
See also:simple square shallow box or shelf of
See also:wood fastened to an axle without springs . The two wheels are solid wooden disks of the rudest construction, generally without the
See also:protection of
See also:metal tires, and so small in diameter that the
See also:body of the car is raised only a few inches from the ground .
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