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  • noun Plural form of drosky.


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  • Formerly every one rode in these droskies, the fares being very low.

    In and Around Berlin Minerva Brace Norton

  • Bolo, greased up their funny looking little droskies, or carts, and began hauling supplies for the Allied command and begging tobacco from the American soldiers.

    The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki Campaigning in North Russia 1918-1919 Harry H. Mead

  • We struggled through long lines of heavy-laden country carts, and swarms of clattering _droskies_, all striving to force their way along with that hurry-skurry that adds to confusion and lessens speed; and we came at last to a long pontoon bridge, over which we crossed the Oka, and beyond which rises the hill-range or ravine, on the top and at the foot of which is built the straggling town of Nijni-Novgorod.

    Russia As Seen and Described by Famous Writers Various

  • In the holidays they drove about together in droskies, and told fortunes: Kseniya Ippolytovna was presented with a waxen cradle.

    Tales of the Wilderness Boris Pilniak 1915

  • Several passengers (they were very few) left the cars and hastened towards where the droskies stood, and after rousing the sleepy isvostchiky, were whirled away to their several destinations.

    From Plotzk to Boston Mary Antin 1915

  • So we set to work to rouse the rest, and with the aid of an alarm clock's loud ringing, we soon had them at least half awake; and while the others sat rubbing their eyes and trying to look wide awake, Uncle Borris had gone out, and when he returned with several droskies to convey us to the station, we were all ready for the start.

    From Plotzk to Boston Mary Antin 1915

  • Sleepily we said our last good-byes to the family, took our seats in the droskies, and soon the Hospitalnayah Ulitza was lost to sight.

    From Plotzk to Boston Mary Antin 1915

  • He saw Cartoner turn out of the Cracow Faubourg into the square, where innumerable droskies stand.

    The Vultures Henry Seton Merriman 1882

  • In the streets they have been known to take the horses out of the droskies and appropriate them to the use of the army.

    A Lady's Glimpse of the Late War in Bohemia 1867

  • Numberless and numbered droskies were darting through the streets, carrying gayly dressed officers making their ceremonious calls.

    Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life Thomas Wallace Knox 1865


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