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Hackney coaches

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Use for horse-drawn coaches available for public hire, usually seating between two and six passengers with the driver riding outside; in operation from the 17th to the late 19th century. For automobiles licensed to carry passengers for hire, use "taxicabs."

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<carriages by function>

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hackney coach


12yrs ago

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