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  1. Newbie
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    chaise and four*

    I am reading "Pride and Prejudice" and there is a sentence which I don't know how to translate.
    "he came down on Mondey in a chaise and four* to see the place"...

    can someone explain me this?

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    Re: chaise and four*

    A chaise is a kind of carriage. Four refers to the number of horses used to draw it.

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    Re: chaise and four*

    This specific question (and lots of others) were very fully aired and discussed here a while ago when another student was reading P&P. It might be worth doing a few Searches, in the interests of WAR ("Wheel: Avoidance of Reinvention")

    b

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