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CHAISE (the French for " chair," thro...

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 802 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHAISE (the French for " chair," through a transference from a "sedan-chair" to a wheeled vehicle), a light two- or four-wheeled carriage with a movable hood or " calash "; the " post-chaise " was the fast-travelling carriage of the 18th and early 19th centuries. It was closed and four-wheeled for two or four horses and with the driver riding postillion.
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