from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A trip or excursion for pleasure.


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  • It was not until he refused to join some pleasure-trip which we of Lamb Court proposed, honestly confessing his poverty, that we were made aware of the

    The Newcomes

  • He had orders for yet more pictures, and having worked very hard, thought himself authorised to accompany Mr. Clive upon a pleasure-trip to

    The Newcomes

  • On the 16th of May, 1877, Mark Twain set out on what, in his note-book, he declared to be “the first actual pleasure-trip” he had ever taken, meaning that on every previous trip he had started with a purpose other than that of mere enjoyment.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • He drank tea, and himself helped Vanyusha to move his bundles and trunks and sat down among them, sensible, erect, and precise, knowing where all his belongings were, how much money he had and where it was, where he had put his passport and the post-horse requisition and toll-gate papers, and it all seemed to him so well arranged that he grew quite cheerful and the long journey before him seemed an extended pleasure-trip.

    The Cossacks

  • Only eight or nine persons could be let down at a time, and some of the trippers had so many rugs, mattresses, cushions, antimacassars, and like lumber along with them as to make the downward flight of eighteen hundred feet a pleasure-trip distinctly _modern_.

    The Siege of Kimberley

  • Where is the heart, even in our cynical nineteenth century, which holds enthusiasm an anachronism, that does not thrill at the recollection of the chivalry that quitted the luxury and revels of Versailles to dare the dangers of an ocean-voyage (then no ten-day pleasure-trip) for a cause that still hung in the balances of success?

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 26, September, 1880

  • It isn't a West India-service neither, nor a coastin 'cruise off Newfoundland, but all as one as a pleasure-trip up the

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851

  • No pleasure-trip was that, through flood and flame;

    Poems Teachers Ask For Selected by readers of "Normal Instructor-Primary Plans"

  • English house, and passed for United States naval officers on a pleasure-trip.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 38, December, 1860

  • Indraprastha, with the dower; the conception in the womb of Subhadra of that prodigy of prowess, Abhimanyu; Yajnaseni's giving birth to children; then follows the pleasure-trip of Krishna and Arjuna to the banks of the

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3


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