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They awoke one morning to find the car on a siding at the One Girl mine.

"Thought it might be some of you folks when I saw the car," said Higbee, shaking hands all around.

When he set out he meant to reach the car and go back to town at once.

She bowed curtly to Grace and Emma as her car whizzed by them.

Running the car into the shadow of a ruined house, I try to sleep.

I am haunted by the thought that my car may break down when I have a load of wounded.

Apparently they were the only Overton passengers in that car.

But presently a man was sent out of the car at the point of Clune's revolver.

At the same time Allister and Clune jumped from the car and ran.

Beneath the car of this Juggernaut we must flout our judgments and crush our affections.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "wheeled vehicle," from Anglo-French carre, Old North French carre, from Vulgar Latin *carra, related to Latin carrum, carrus (plural carra), originally "two-wheeled Celtic war chariot," from Gaulish karros, a Celtic word (cf. Old Irish and Welsh carr "cart, wagon," Breton karr "chariot"), from PIE *krsos, from root *kers- "to run" (see current (adj.)).

"From 16th to 19th c. chiefly poetic, with associations of dignity, solemnity, or splendour ..." [OED]. Used in U.S. of railway carriages by 1826; extension to "automobile" is by 1896. Car bomb first 1972, in reference to Northern Ireland. The Latin word also is the source of Italian and Spanish carro, French char.

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