caleche

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

caleche (plural caleches)

  1. Alternative form of calèche
    • 1836, J. Fenimore Cooper, A Residence in France[1]:
      Here he was put in a caleche, and transported forthwith to the nearest frontier.
    • 1852, John MacGillivray, Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1.[2]:
      One is struck with the comparative absence of wheeled vehicles in the streets of Rio. Now and then a clumsy caleche is driven past by a negro postillion, in blue livery and jackboots, riding a second horse yoked outside the shafts, and omnibuses drawn by four or six mules, are not infrequently met with, and seem to be much patronised.
    • 1873, Juliette Augusta Magill Kinzie, Wau-bun[3]:
      At that instant who should appear but our faithful Mata, driving the old caleche in which we were in the habit of making our little excursions in the neighborhood of the Port.
    • 1880, John Nichol, Byron[4]:
      At Brussels the Napoleonic coach was set aside for a more serviceable caleche.
    • 1907, George Borrow, Wild Wales[5]:
      To view this mountain I and my little family set off in a caleche on the third morning after our arrival at Bangor.
    • 1912, Edward Thomas, George Borrow[6]:
      Upon my arriving there, the Gypsies swarmed out from their tents, and from the little tradeer, or tavern, and surrounded me; standing on the seat of the caleche, I addressed them in a loud voice in the dialect of the English Gypsies, with which I have some slight acquaintance.

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

caleche m (plural caleches)

  1. calèche
    Synonyms: caleça, sege, carriola