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A light, open, two-wheeled carriage, drawn by two horses abreast.

[From Latin curriculum, course, racing chariot, from currere, to run; see current.]


a two-wheeled open carriage drawn by two horses side by side
[C18: from Latin curriculum from currus chariot, from currere to run]


(ˈkɜr ɪ kəl)

a light, two-wheeled, open carriage drawn by two horses abreast.
[1675–85; < Latin curriculum; see curriculum]


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I have three unanswerable reasons for disliking Colonel Brandon; he threatened me with rain when I wanted it to be fine; he has found fault with the hanging of my curricle, and I cannot persuade him to buy my brown mare.
They had been walking about the place with some of their new friends, and were just returning to the inn to dress themselves for dining with the same family, when the sound of a carriage drew them to a window, and they saw a gentleman and a lady in a curricle driving up the street.
After Kalka the road wound among the hills, and we took a curricle with half-broken ponies, which were changed every six miles.
This was felt to be a considerable amendment; and though they all met at the Great House at rather an early breakfast hour, and set off very punctually, it was so much past noon before the two carriages, Mr Musgrove's coach containing the four ladies, and Charles's curricle, in which he drove Captain Wentworth, were descending the long hill into Lyme, and entering upon the still steeper street of the town itself, that it was very evident they would not have more than time for looking about them, before the light and warmth of the day were gone.
I much prefer the company of ploughboys and tin-peddlers to the silken and perfumed amity which celebrates its days of encounter by a frivolous display, by rides in a curricle and dinners at the best taverns.
This awareness is why we catalog the differences between, say, a landaulette, a curricle, a gig, and a barouche.
If you love the English classics but struggle with the difference between a barouche and a curricle, then this engaging and unusually informative book is for you.
These clearly indicate that the four-horse carriage used that day had a dickey seat for the groom and that Lady Mary sat in a separate compartment whose rear seat was shaded by a folding hood, while Masters and FitzRoy were seated on the box, a description which does not match either curricle or phaeton.
I've had a complete education--gone through all the gradations of buggy, gig, and dog-cart, tandem, curricle, unicorn, and four-in-hand--neglected nothing--dash'd at every thing--pegg'd at a jervy--tool'd a mail-coach--and now having attained the credit of being bang up, have met the reward of all my labours, by being elected Member of a Society [the Neck or Nothing Club] who are famous for having repeatedly saved their necks by sheer management and dexterity.
I took two days travelling in a curricle from Albany to Fort Johnson, (4) the roads being but very indifferent.
I was afraid they might not; and we overtook William Goulding in his curricle, so I was determined he should know it, and so I let down the side glass next to him, and took off my glove, and let my hand just rest upon the window frame, so that he might see the ring, and then bowed and smiled like anything.
She learns directly, for the gentleman's curricle is departing and a waiter is at hand to say to whom the equipage belongs: "'a Mr.