In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
(horse for riding)caballo de silla masculine
- You'd feel for all the other taxi drivers and hackneys, particularly those working at night.
- As the hackney rolled forth the meaning of Caroline's answer registered in Charlotte's mind.
- He said the only problem taxi drivers had with the proposed new code was the proposal that all taxis, hackneys and limousines be fitted with a front passenger swivel seat to facilitate entry and exit for people with reduced mobility.
- People in the country should get hackneys or taxis or even better, use a designated driver.
- Over the same period, the number of hackneys has fallen from more than 3,650 to less than 1,260.
2also hackney cab
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