Phrases with "cars"

Jules Verne Ceux-ci sont étendus sur les coussins des cars électriques, ceux-là sont assis sur les bancs abrités de verdure. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Gertrude Stein Later on he became a trier-out of cars for the Renault works and I can remember how exciting it was when he described how the wind blew out his cheeks when he made eighty kilometres an hour. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

T. E. Lawrence In the morning we set off to look at Mudowwara, driving like kings splendidly in our roaring cars over the smooth plains of sand and flint, with the low sun pale behind us in the east. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

John Galsworthy America was all cars and newspapers! And a sudden thought disturbed him. Passers By by John Galsworthy

Two cinemas opened in Walton. The cars got commoner on the roads and cross-country motor-buses began to run. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

John Galsworthy Above the ‘Pouter Pigeon’ the sky was darkening; cars in their garages were still; no boats passed, only the water moved, and the river wind talked vaguely in the rushes and among the leaves. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Sinclair Lewis They had large cars and larger cellars, though the cellars contained nothing but gin, whisky, vermouth, and a few sacred bottles of rather sweet champagne. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

There were police cars in front and behind, and a jingling escort of National Guards who made their progress slow. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Henry Handel Richardson But, though she could avoid him in person, Madeleine could not close her cars to the gossipy tales that circulated. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

T. E. Lawrence The cars had gone, the aeroplanes had gone, one company of the mounted infantry had marched, Pisani’s mules were packed and drawn up in column. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Sinclair Lewis In all his games, cars and guns and land, he expected Carol to take an interest. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Leon Trotsky Thirty men had to keep jumping off their cars to push them along. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Theodore Dreiser There was a great to-do in council over a motion on the part of somebody to compel the North Side company to throw out its old cars and lay better and heavier tracks. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

John Galsworthy And the night, cold, dark, still — no cars were passing now — kept him company; like some huge, dark, enveloping, just breathing creature, it was awake. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope It will be said that the American cars are good enough for all purposes. North America by Anthony Trollope

Both cars pulled up within a few yards of us and everyone jumped out. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

The cars sped down the Krovolin road, and after some five miles they passed another car coming in the opposite direction. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Rudyard Kipling Now, I—’ he paused a little to let the words sink in —‘I handle the Flying Freight — e-leven cars worth just anything you please to mention. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

T. E. Lawrence We put the cars in the direction and after a little flushed five camel-riders, who made off northwards at their best. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

In winter the cars are closed, and heated by electricity. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

H. G. Wells They will be rather after the pattern of the leading Russian commissars now, with their Lincoln cars and their dachas and their general atmosphere of privilege and authority. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Willa Cather At seven o’clock the Wheeler family set out in the two cars that stood waiting by the windmill. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

John Galsworthy No flowers, no horses, no plumes — a motor hearse, a couple of cars or so, was all the attention paid nowadays to the dead. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells Bugles sounded, mono-rail cars of quiet soldiers slithered burbling by. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Henry David Thoreau Now that the cars are gone by and all the restless world with them, and the fishes in the pond no longer feel their rumbling, I am more alone than ever. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

E. F. Benson As we flowedthere is no other word for the movement of these big cars but that — over the road to Lairg, I ran over everything in my mind. The Shootings Of Achnaleish by E. F. Benson

Jules Verne Les cars courent ainsi pendant quatre millescinq kilomètres environ. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Sinclair Lewis I hate the city,” pondered Carrie, and Peony said: “Why?” “It’s got too many street cars and too many people. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton The cars waiting behind it were as thickly packed; and the throng about the terminus was so dense that it seemed hopeless to struggle for a place. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

The police will be kept busy there and, with lots of cars coming in from all round the district, mine is less likely to be remembered afterwards. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

H. G. Wells People haul a trailer-home behind their cars and become seasonal nomads. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Four cars in all were then leaving the Abbey. But it was well for him that he was not aware of what exactly were going to be the happenings of the next few hours. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Motor cars of all descriptions ran swiftly and quietly about. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

E. F. Benson Some of these big cars can’t stand that. The Dust-Cloud by E. F. Benson

Anthony Trollope It was so full that no room was to be had on our first entry from the railway cars at five A.M., and we were reduced to the necessity of washing our hands and faces in the public wash-room. North America by Anthony Trollope

I do not say all French cars are dirty, or all Spanish cars are as clean as they are spacious. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

H. G. Wells They walked by the captured cars almost deferentially, like rough men honoured by a real lady’s company. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Notice too which cars are nearest the doors; I want Sir James’s or Wardle’s. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Olaf Stapledon Luxury cars and planes were to be obtained only by the fanatic who was willing to stint himself in all other respects. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Mark Twain These were three in number, and I thought that each of them was about as long as three street cars placed end to end, though of course they are a third wider and a third higher than a street car. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Fat prosperous men, elegant women, and sleek cars were everywhere. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Isabella Bird We here changed cars for those of the Indianapolis line, and, nearly at the same time with three other trains, plunged into the depths of the forest. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Henry David Thoreau I watch the passage of the morning cars with the same feeling that I do the rising of the sun, which is hardly more regular. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Leon Trotsky In fact, it was armored, or at least its engines and machine-gun cars were. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Virginia Woolf And yet the analogy between literature and the process, to choose an example, of making motor cars scarcely holds good beyond the first glance. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

T. E. Lawrence More cars had arrived from Egypt: Yenbo was emptied of its last soldiers and stores: and Sharraf himself had come up, with an unexpected unit, a new machine-gun company of amusing origin. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

And there seemed to be a lot of cars standing about. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

John Galsworthy Unemployment and taxation going up all the time, and more money to spend on cars and sports than ever. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

E. Phillips Oppenheim They passed in and out of his fiat, their motor cars were as fast as his in the streets, their fancy in restaurants identical with his. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Anna Katherine Green We are loading cars to-night from this side of the building, and she took a flying advantage of it. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

No cars or carts could have taken that path; if there had been burdens, they had been carried on the shoulders of their owners. Et in Sempiternum Pereant by Charles Williams

Theodore Dreiser His legs tired, his shoulders ached, and his feet pained him at the close of the day, even when he took street cars in almost every direction. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Edgar Allan Poe Do you remember what an odd sensation was experienced when, by chance, we caught a glimpse of external objects while the cars were in full flight? Every thing seemed unique — in one mass. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

H. G. Wells Bolaris, with his cars and escort, passed straight on through the gates of the little villa beyond and descended at the entrance. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

T. E. Lawrence Finally Joyce chose two cars — one for Junor and one for me — and we drove for five miles to the valley in whose mouth the planes had seemed to land. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Sinclair Lewis I laid off loving the workers when the last automobile strike prevented my getting any cars to sell for couple of months, right at the height of the season. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

James Joyce The cars were rolling on the gravel. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

No cabs were in sight, the street cars had gone to bed, there was a full moon and the cool night air was delightful; we walked up the California street hill. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Theodore Dreiser They’ll run the cars all right. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

T. E. Lawrence His camel-training would not equip him to road-pick for a five-ton armoured car: but his knowing the track might serve other cars coming up by themselves later. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Rudyard Kipling The cars were little grey blocks against the grey skyline. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

John Galsworthy When she entered the Mews — where a couple of cars were being put away for the night — she saw light coming from the upper windows of No. 2. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Evelyn called: “Betty! Betty! stop!” but to Betty’s cars the name rang confused. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Sinclair Lewis Mrs. Dolson was keeping an ear on the car line, for the Oakdale cars run only once in eighteen minutes, and if she missed the next one she would be too late to prepare supper. The Cat of the Stars by Sinclair Lewis

Virginia Woolf His hand raked in the line of cars that was passing with a superb gesture of scorn. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Crowds of people and streams of cars flowed to and fro in the frightful corpse-light. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

He remained on the platform till the cars started. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

T. E. Lawrence We lunched and rested, and then had another burst of speed, with a wild diversion in the middle when a gazelle was sighted over the flat, and two of the great cars lurched aside in unavailing chase. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There were more farewells and, soon after, the little procession of cars drove off. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Theodore Dreiser The cross-town cars began to be crowded. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

When he reached the Hampstead Road he had to wait on the kerb to let a stream of cars go past. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

H. G. Wells The electric street cars are still running and busy — until six o’clock. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

We landed at a town on the coast, where a train of cars was waitin’ for us on a dinky little railroad. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

The waggons and cars are built with great strength, which is indeed necessary, from the roads they often have to encounter. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

A stream of cars hummed easily up the hill. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

What was it? Ah, of course! There were no cars waiting outside. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Then I’ve worked a bit on the racing cars at Brooklands, and was in danger of my blooming life every blessed day. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Underneath the flare of an electric standard a line of cars was ranged along the curb. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Motor horns tooted, brakes ground harshly, and one after another cars began to park in the road. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Edith Wharton Outside, close to the curb, a row of long “rubberneck” cars was drawn up, and with an absent eye Vance watched a band of sightseers, mostly girls, scrambling into one of them. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

To my cars it sounded as a blending of cheeping, clinking, and chattering, yet metallic, and not very unlike the hasty winding up of a clock. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Sinclair Lewis Old and new cars on grease-blackened concrete floors. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Willa Cather Thor was born a chauffeur before there were cars to drive. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

This time he came with a number of people, all of whom were in cars drawn by opkuks. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

George Meredith They resumed the duet, and she resigned herself to have her cars boxed with nonsense. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Rudyard Kipling Five cars were hitched on to two locomotives, and two cars to one locomotive. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

We were drawn on cars up to the first terraced street, and here we found the vast multitude which we had seen from a distance. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Theodore Dreiser Its bell was ringing, its steam hissing, its smoke-stack throwing aloft a great black plume of smoke that fell back over the cars like a pall. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

It’s all trams, buses or cars for them. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Isabella Bird The cars are a complete novelty to an English eye. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Virginia Woolf Think of the powerful and beautiful cars that now slow to a foot’s pace and now shoot forward; think of men, think of women, equipped, prepared, driving onward. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Willa Cather Even the street cars will not stop for me here, like for other people. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

He had also hired two cars for the evening—the cars only, for his party preferred to find the drivers. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Theodore Dreiser There were Robert, and Amy, and Louise, and Midgely — all making for the Pullman cars in the rear. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

James Joyce Their sympathy, however, was for the blue cars — the cars of their friends, the French. The French, moreover, were virtual victors. Dubliners by James Joyce

Thomas Wolfe Oh, well, poor thing, I suppose the life he leads is enough to turn anyone sour — opening doors and calling cabs and helping people in and out of cars and answering questions all night long. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Sinclair Lewis He didn’t understand what they sold in these crazy littered shops; he didn’t know how to get a hot bath; he saw no Triumph cars nor ever heard a meaty American voice. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

They stood chatting for a minute or so on the pavement and then separated, but not before the cars containing the girls had driven off. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Rudyard Kipling Bales, crates, boxes, jars, carboys, frails, cases, and packages; flew into them from the freight-house as though the cars had been magnets and they iron filings. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Generally he was one of these worn-out men: when he wasn’t working, he sat on a chair in the doorway and stared at the people and the cars that passed along the road. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Rudyard Kipling The cars overhung the edge of the water, and if a single one of the rails had chosen to spread, nothing in the wide world could have saved us from drowning. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Rudyard Kipling They broke their couplers and lay down, while rear cars frolicked over them. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Henry Handel Richardson But — this was not Portland Place. No old Lister with his sideboards, no rows of cars and taxis. The Coat by Henry Handel Richardson

F. Scott Fitzgerald However, as they had left their cars blocking the road, a harsh, discordant din from those in the rear had been audible for some time, and added to the already violent confusion of the scene. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

He has two Rolls–Royces at the castle, besides the cars belonging to his wife and Eunice and one they use for the household. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Ah! what heavenly toys those were that the children of this soil beheld, that mystic night, in their dreams! Painted cars with orchestral wheels, making music more delicious than the roll of planets. The Wondersmith by Fitz James O’Brien

The cars turned along the edge of the water over vile cobbles, and presently wove their way into a maze of ancient squalor. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Our cars pulled up just in time, and I tore myself from the embrace of my publican to go to Leigh Kelway’s assistance. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I have both cars waiting outside. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

All the Juggernaut cars of life have gone over me, but I am not crushed. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

H. G. Wells The cars are called and you carry off Handon and the young officer together. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Streams of cars glided silently to and fro, and women, exquisite-looking in the dim light, strolled up and down the arcade. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

H. G. Wells The cars have been back an hour and are waiting for you, Richard. The children want to go on with their civil war, gratify old grudges, get their revenges, feel important in their uniforms. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

John Galsworthy The cars cleared away to right and left. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

T. E. Lawrence At dawn we saw the cars roll silently on top of the sleeping sandy trenches, and the astonished Turks walk out with their hands up. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

There’s been some very odd people in cars and on bicycles up the road, and Mackillop has hunted several out of the park. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

E. F. Benson Just as she got to the sharp corner opposite the station, where all cars slowed down and her coal-merchants’ office was situated, the train drew up. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Around the enchanted boundaries of the little park street cars spat and mewed and the stilted trains roared like tigers and lions prowling for a place to enter. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

I was fortunate enough to board the only train of cars — a very small one — that got up to the city; fortunate enough also to escape in the evening by the only train that left it. Memories and Studies by William James

There are the members’ cars over there,” and without waiting for any comment he strode quickly away. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

H. G. Wells There are endless cars get about now by using gas-bags. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

A glance into the second-class cars reconciled us to the first-class,—which in themselves were bad,—and we took our places almost contentedly. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Hello, Robert. Good morning, Mrs. Sharpe. I’m actually on my way to Larborough, but I saw the gate open and these two frightful cars outside so I stopped to investigate. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Virginia Woolf The horns of cars on the high road were heard. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Another shoal of cars swam past. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Anna Katherine Green I am a heavy sleeper, as I need to be with those cars pounding by the house every few minutes. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Thomas Wolfe The snows came down, and the road out to the main highway became impassable to cars for three weeks at a time. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

William Makepeace Thackeray You would have thought it was a fair, and yet there was not even a village at this place, only the inn and post-house, by which the cars to Tralee pass thrice a week. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Isabella Bird A railway runs from Brooklyn to the cemetery, with the cars drawn by horses, and the dead of New York are conveniently carried to this last resting-place. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Henry David Thoreau The cars never pause to look at it; yet I fancy that the engineers and firemen and brakemen, and those passengers who have a season ticket and see it often, are better men for the sight. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

H. G. Wells At that descent all the cars in the streets stopped with dramatic suddenness, and all the lights that had been coming on in the streets and houses went out again. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Sinclair Lewis That was just enough to cause them to miss the switch at Seven Corners; and they had to wait while three other cars took the switch before them. The Cat of the Stars by Sinclair Lewis

Mentioning cars of course again, he came back that night from Cambridge in one. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

H. G. Wells The idea that, after all, both motor cars and monoplane were Sir Rupert’s, and not Trafford’s, had produced a reaction in the latter gentleman’s favour. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

H. G. Wells Have the three cars ready, the pilot car, the armoured car, and the whippet with the gun. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Isabella Bird He remained with me until the cars started, and told me that when he saw ladies travelling alone he always made a point of assisting them. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

As he brought the car to a stop in front of the tall iron gates, he found that two other cars were already there. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Radclyffe Hall It was one of the fastest cars of its year, and it certainly cost her a great deal of money. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Theodore Dreiser Peaceful methods meant, they saw, that the companies would soon run all their cars and those who had complained would be forgotten. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Leon Trotsky The cars were connected by telephone and by a system of signals. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Jules Verne Ces cars sont traînés par une locomotive électrique, avec accumulateurs d’une capacité de deux cents ampèresohms, et leur vitesse atteint de quinze à dix-huit kilomètres. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Rudyard Kipling I represent the business end of the American Invasion. Not the blame cars themselves — I wouldn’t be found dead in one — but the tools that make ’em. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

We met a train of cars with a regiment or two just starting for the South, and apparently in high spirits. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

From many a fine house, lying happily on the outer rim of London, cars issued bearing huddled women and children, while men, both young and old, drove them furiously away. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

H. G. Wells The cars are under cover of the house — waiting. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Therefore, one must say that, taking society as a whole, the result of the transition from horses to cars has been an increase in human softness. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Willa Cather The cars passed, screaming as they rounded curves, but either they were full to the doors, or were bound for places where she did not want to go. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Rudyard Kipling The Boche, who is the priest of the Higher Counter-jumpery, would have had half the neutral Press out in cars to advertise these vast spectacles of men and material. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

Henry David Thoreau The rails are laid on them, and they are covered with sand, and the cars run smoothly over them. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Virginia Woolf Almost directly the hooting of cars began again, and the rushing of wheels as if the traffic had been released and the usual night life of London had begun again. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Sinclair Lewis He spent much of his time in Zenith in denouncing the tradesmen who manufactured soap and motor cars instead of collecting lace, and in checking up his profitable holdings in soap and motor cars. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

All cars going through the Coorong carry as we know, a spade and — goodness gracious — there is sand enough here for many times a million graves. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And last the murky yellow cars of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad looking cheerful as Christmas itself on the tracks beside the gate. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jules Verne The two combatants, their seconds, and the conductor passed through the cars to the rear of the train. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Theodore Dreiser He —” “We don’t mind what they pick up around the yard,” interrupted the detective, “but he was throwing it off the cars to half a dozen others. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Those empty cattle cars were for distribution along the line at points from which the ranches shipped their stock. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Henry David Thoreau But soon, by some inexorable law, our life goes by and the cars return. Walking by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Thomas Wolfe But most of them had left their cars and were knotted together in little groups, smoking, talking, idling the time away until their services should be needed again. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

John Galsworthy One of those other cars must belong to those two young people; and he glanced at them sidelong. Passers By by John Galsworthy

Isabella Bird Most of the railways in the States have only one track or line of rails, with occasional sidings at the stations for the cars to pass each other. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Sinclair Lewis Nonsense to only run the Portland Road cars once every seven minutes. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

So they heard nothing of the rush of the oncoming cars until they were just upon them, and then, too astonished to make any attempt at escape, they were pounced upon by the Downham Market men. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

John Galsworthy We’re always haulin’ cars off this ‘ill. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Numbers of expensive-looking cars drove up, depositing men of distinguished appearance and well-cut clothes, and between two and four there was a constant stream of arrivals passing through the doors. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Mountain-climbing cars are built on a slant similar to the angle of a hat-brim of a man who doesn’t want to be recognized. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

There are thousands of Jehu cars about, and it won’t help them a bit. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Sinclair Lewis He tiptoed round the house, and in each of the dozen cars waiting in the street he saw the points of light from cigarettes, from each of them heard high giggles. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Virginia Woolf It was odd how soon one got used to cars without horses, he thought. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

John Galsworthy It was very quiet! No cars on the road; in the silence the wind was talking a little in the hedgerow. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

The cars will take your baggage to Zutpha, while you will walk there at your leisure through a pleasant country to catch the evening train. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Rudyard Kipling Emigrant cars are clean, but the accommodation is as hard as a plank bed. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

T. E. Lawrence Accordingly, next dawn, Winterton, Jemil and I went out on cars to examine the line south of Mafrak station. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Charles Dickens The cars are like shabby omnibuses, but larger: holding thirty, forty, fifty, people. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Virginia Woolf But they had reached the gate into Kensington Gardens. A long row of cars and carriages was drawn up by the kerb. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Both cars were to stop a hundred yards away from the Johnson shop in Clerkenwell road. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

He looked at my wrist-watch and my rings, too, and it made me the more uneasy that he kept peering up and down the road as if to see if any other cars were coming. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

They can’t have broken down, for apart from your own journey on Friday, quite a score of cars must have come along the Coorong during the daytime in the last twenty-four hours. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Mark Twain The cars slide as smoothly along as if they were on runners. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

M. P. Shiel But only two cars came to bid for our fare. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

Rudyard Kipling I’ll take care of both your cars while you’re away, and you can send me over all the greenhouse fruit. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Pat had been in the money before Jack was out of college — with three cars and a chicken over every garage. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

The other, an open-air cinema drive-in, cars queueing to move through turnstiles, and the film thrown on a giant screen facing a row of assembled cars. Collected Essays by George Orwell

T. E. Lawrence The cars stopped behind the hummock of Ain el Assad, under cover of this high-lipped cup of reeds, between whose vivid stems the transparent water dripped like jewels. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Rudyard Kipling Oh, we use up cars in our job as easy as lyin’, Sergeant. Now! ‘Tention! Charlie!’—(Bunny took this serve)— ‘You’re going to show poor Jimmy what he thought was Clara’s corpse. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Theodore Dreiser Coaches were numerous, pedestrians many, and in Fifty-ninth Street the street cars were crowded. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Nehemiah and Ezekiel came out to the synagogue and went home again, and went nowhere else, though well-dressed strangers in cars descended on Houndsditch, and were engaged with them over long periods. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Robert Louis Stevenson The change was doubly welcome; for, first, we had better cars on the new line; and, second, those in which we had been cooped for more than ninety hours had begun to stink abominably. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

T. E. Lawrence The enemy soldiers popped up their heads to gaze, and everything was very friendly and curious, till the cars slewed round their Vickers and began to spray the trenches. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Theodore Dreiser A half-dozen cars were there, manned by instructors, each with a pupil at the lever. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Isabella Bird The cars were very full, and were not able to seat all the passengers. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

James Joyce Cheers for the rector! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! The cars drove past the chapel and all caps were raised. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Virginia Woolf He was striding through the cars with the air of a person of authority, who is awaited, expected, and now comes. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

F. Scott Fitzgerald There’s cars on every road —’ ‘I can’t talk about it here,’ said Pat quickly, ‘I got to go over to U.W.C. on a notion. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Rudyard Kipling The Flying Freight seemed to have flown in every direction, for the Mogul had mounted the rails and run diagonally a few hundred feet from right to left, taking with him such cars as cared to follow. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Sometimes, too, some of the gates are padlocked, so that no cars can get near the house. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Armoured cars went up and down the street, named after the first Tsars–Oleg, Rurik, Svietoslav — and daubed with huge red letters, “R. S. D. R. P.” (Rossiskaya Partia)14. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Elizabeth Von Arnim Just at that moment the tram in front went on again, and the cars behind wanted to go on too, and there was some confusion. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Rudyard Kipling When the Generals’ cars arrived there, there was no loud word or galloping about. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

So the faster of the two cars went hell for leather for Port Augusta. Those in it were Port Augusta men, and they reckoned the hue and cry could be raised most effectively from their own town. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

William Makepeace Thackeray Not far from Carlow we met a couple of cars drawn by white horses, and holding white Quakers and Quakeresses, in white hats, clothes, shoes, with wild maniacal-looking faces, bumping along the road. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]