from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The journal-box of a driving-axle.
  • noun The driver's seat on a coach.


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  • I learned that our train had stopped on account of a hot driving-box on the engine; the hind brakeman had been sent back to put out a flag, but, imagining there was nothing coming, he had neglected to do his full duty, and before he knew it, a fast freight came tearing around the bend, and a tail-end collision was the result.

    Danger Signals Remarkable, Exciting and Unique Examples of the Bravery, Daring and Stoicism in the Midst of Danger of Train Dispatchers and Railroad Engineers John A. Hill

  • On reaching it, I was rather surprised to see a strange Kaffir seated on the driving-box wrapped up in a blanket.

    Allan's Wife Henry Rider Haggard 1890

  • More than three weeks had gone by when one morning Benita, who slept upon the cartel or hide-strung bed in the waggon, having dressed herself as best she could in that confined place, thrust aside the curtain and seated herself upon the voorkisse, or driving-box.

    Benita, an African romance Henry Rider Haggard 1890

  • At last we came so near to the house that I halted the waggon and descended from the driving-box in order to investigate.

    She and Allan Henry Rider Haggard 1890

  • Then came the waggon with Captain Robertson and myself seated on the driving-box, and lastly Umslopogaas and his Zulus, except the two who had been left behind.

    She and Allan Henry Rider Haggard 1890

  • The stranger politely took off his cap, and swung himself up to the driving-box.

    Debit and Credit Translated from the German of Gustav Freytag Gustav Freytag 1855

  • In going to Axelholm the family had so divided themselves that Louise with Petrea went in what is called a Medewi-carriage, the Judge's own equipage, which was driven by Jacobi, with whom Henrik sate on the driving-box, whilst the mother and the other daughters went in a covered hired carriage, driven by the Judge himself.

    The Home Fredrika Bremer 1833

  • At that time she was more cheerful than common; rejoiced so heartily over the spring air, over the song of the lark; over fields, and cows, and cottages, and over everything that she saw, communicating all her delight to Jacobi, who sate all the way on the driving-box with his face turned towards the carriage (Henrik solemnly advised him to fix himself in this reversed position), and their blue eyes then rested on each other with a spring of pure devotion.

    The Home Fredrika Bremer 1833


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