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A light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with a collapsible hood, seats for two passengers, and an elevated driver's seat in front.‘Atlanta 's finest could promenade in phaetons, victorias and tallyhos pulled by gleaming horses’
Late 19th century: named after Queen Victoria (see Victoria).
(1819–1901), queen of Great Britain and Ireland 1837–1901 and empress of India 1876–1901. She took an active interest in the policies of her ministers, but largely retired from public life after Prince Albert's death in 1861. Her reign was the longest in British history until it was exceeded by Elizabeth II in 2015.
1A state of southeastern Australia; population 5,313,823 (2008); capital, Melbourne. Originally a district of New South Wales, it became a separate colony in 1851 and was federated with the other states of Australia in 1901.
2A port at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, capital of British Columbia; population 78,057 (2006).
3The capital of the Seychelles, a port on the island of Mahé; population 26,000 (est. 2007).
4The administrative center of Hong Kong; population 981,700 (est. 2006).
5A city in southern Texas; population 62,558 (est. 2008).
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