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A light open two-wheeled carriage.
- ‘Stuck in traffic, they find themselves surrounded by a crestomathy of carriages: ‘barouches, britchkas, wurts, tandems, tilburies, dog-carts, covered wagonnettes with leather curtains full of singing workmen out on the spree, and go-carts carefully driven by fathers of families.’’
- ‘As he climbed into his tilbury some twenty yards away, Isolde shrugged.’
- ‘There are plenty of hackney cabs and coaches too; gigs, phaetons, large-wheeled tilburies, and private carriages - rather of a clumsy make, and not very different from the public vehicles, but built for the heavy roads beyond the city pavement.’
- ‘Behind the carriage there rode a hundred or more noblemen and gentlemen of the west country, and then a line of gigs, tilburies, and carriages wound away down the Grinstead road as far as our eyes could follow it.’
- ‘The German ambassador and the director of the Goethe Institut rode on tilburies with the immense crowd on each side of the street welcoming them.’
Early 19th century: named after its inventor.
The principal container port of London and southeastern England, on the northern bank of the Thames River.
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