from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or relating to a wagon or cart.


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  • With much more clearness and historic comfort we may approach the shrine of St. Cecilia; and even on the most prosaic and realistic minds -- such as my own -- a visit to her house in Rome has a comforting and establishing effect, which reminds one of the carter in 'Harry and Lucy,' who is convinced of the truth of a plaustral catastrophe at first incredible to him, as soon as he hears the name of the hill on which it happened.

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