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Four-in-hand   /fɔr-ɪn-hænd/   Listen
Four-in-hand

noun
1.
A long necktie that is tied in a slipknot with one end hanging in front of the other.
2.
A carriage pulled by four horses with one driver.  Synonyms: coach, coach-and-four.






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"Four-in-hand" Quotes from Famous Books



... to her wit, leaning his white-gloved hand upon her chair, and looking in her eyes with his most bewitching softness. The extent of this flirtation no one could anticipate; but the sudden appearance of Lady Di' Johnson effected a total change. She drove four-in-hand, and was a dead shot—the very antipodes of sentiment. We said her laugh would drive Edward Layton distracted, and her cigarette be his death. But, no! the magnificence of her tomboyism caught his fancy. He enshrined her at once as Diana, ...
— The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851 • Various

... satin and velvet garments, and, despite his empty stomach, he chants the praises of a bountiful table and rare old wine. That is what I am doing—I, Robert Dalbou, Marquis de Valorsay! At the races at Vincennes, about a fortnight ago, I was bowling along the boulevard behind my four-in-hand, when I heard a laborer say, 'How happy those rich people must be!' Happy, indeed! Why, I envied him his lot. He was sure that the morrow would be like the day that preceded it. On that occasion my entire fortune consisted of ...
— The Count's Millions - Volume 1 (of 2) • Emile Gaboriau

... were before the door. An elegant brake was intended for the ladies, in which the coachman could exhibit his skill in driving four-in-hand. The cavalcade set off preceded by huntsmen, and armed with first-rate rifles, followed by a pack of pointers barking joyously as they bounded through the bushes. For four hours the hunting party wandered through the paths and avenues ...
— In Search of the Castaways • Jules Verne

... for formal functions between noon and evening consists of a double-breasted black frock coat, or a black cutaway coat, with either light or dark waistcoat, gray trousers, patent-leather shoes, light four-in-hand ...
— The Etiquette of To-day • Edith B. Ordway



Words linked to "Four-in-hand" :   tie, box, stage, coach, carriage, necktie, coach-and-four, equipage, box seat, stagecoach, rig



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