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    mhmircea is offline Junior Member
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    Default hack chaise

    I am not sure about the exact meaning of
    "hack chaise"


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    from: Pride an Prejudice
    I dare say he had heard somehow that Mrs. Long does not keep a carriage, and had come to the ball in a hack chaise."
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    Default Re: hack chaise

    It means a hired carriage.

    She didn't have her own carriage so she rented one.

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    AHA, I always wondered why NY cabbies were sometimes referred to as "Hacks."

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    Tanks a lot,
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    Default Re: hack chaise

    Quote Originally Posted by Spattman View Post
    AHA, I always wondered why NY cabbies were sometimes referred to as "Hacks."
    Not just in NY. And it's also used of the sort of writer who is paid by the word. A journalist may say 'I don't write great literature - I'm just a hack'.

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