One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A four-wheeled passenger carriage pulled by two horses.
- ‘All the big houses had their carriages and pairs, complete with footmen, cocked hats and jack boots.’
- ‘It is said that the carriage and pair in which Ann and Henry used to drive around Lincoln was the smartest ‘turn-out’ in town.’
- ‘A coach house was a building originally constructed to house the family's carriage and pair.’
- ‘However, we had the satisfaction of seeing our employers roll up to the office from their seaside suburb in carriages and pairs, and that gave to our days a dignity they might otherwise have lacked.’
- ‘It is reputed that he often boasted that with his carriage and pair he could beat the train from Derby to Shottle Station.’
- ‘Because of the amount of preparation needed to present the carriage and pair at their best and the unhurried pace of your event, we conduct only one wedding per day.’
- ‘On Monday afternoon a collision between a carriage and pair and a bicycle occurred at the end of Bridge Street, Newark.’
- ‘All those houses along the main road to Windermere, they all had their carriages and pairs and their different uniforms - some were brown and some were green.’
- ‘There were ponies for the children and a goat-chaise which they drove round the grounds and a carriage and pair for the parents.’
- ‘He'd drive to our house with a carriage and pair [of horses], that sort of thing.’
- ‘Tom did not hesitate, and as the carriage and pair raced by he hurled himself at the bridle of the nearest horse and gradually brought the terrified animals to a halt.’
- ‘There was a carriage and pair standing at the gate, which she recognized as Dr Madeley's, the physician from Rotherby.’
- ‘She watched a carriage and pair rattling by, driven by a stout young man in a many-caped coat, his well-bred chestnuts picking up their hooves in a brisk trot.’
- ‘Fourteen carriages and pairs followed the coffin as the cortège went from the Church up to Saint Tudno's Cemetery on the Great Orme.’
- ‘It is scarcely possible to keep a handsome well-appointed carriage and pair under L300 a year.’
- ‘Fine people rode in carriages and pairs, Oxford undergraduates rode in flys (one-horse, light carriages, usually hired) from the station, all delivery was horse drawn.’
- ‘A ghostly carriage and pair is said to travel down Brimpton Lane on a certain night in January.’
- ‘About this hour a carriage and pair was heard to dash up to the front door and pull up sharp, with a good deal of noise, as if caused by two excited horses.’
- ‘It is scarcely possible to keep a handsome well-appointed carriage and pair under £300 a year.’
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