droshky

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From Russian дрожки (dróžki), plural diminutive of дроги (drógi, wagon, hearse), plural of дрога (droga, centre pole of a carriage)

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droshky (plural droshkies)

  1. An open horse-drawn carriage, especially in Russia.
    • 1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow:
      Was Tchitcherine there at all? sitting back in the dingy room while the lift cables slapped and creaked through the walls, and down in the street, rarely enough to matter, a droshky rattled whip-snapping over these black old cobbles?

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