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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CART

This convinced me that the cart belonged to Mr. Gosse, who I knew had returned.

The people with the cart could not overtake me, and I returned.

He cleans up his four quarts three times a day, and is as big as a cart horse.

I demurred—I had got the paternal injunction to remain with the horse and cart.

The boy understood that he was to draw the cart, but he knew not where.

We will say that a wheel came off the cart, and it suddenly fell down.

In the midst of all the guard, in a cart, with a halter about his neck, rode Will Stutely.

Why, they might just as well be thrown into the gutter and carried off in the scavenger's cart.

He fastened them to his cart and, putting in his wife and boy, climbed in himself.

When the bonze had gone off he turned around to look after his cart.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old Norse kartr or a similar Scandinavian source, akin to and replacing Old English cræt "cart, wagon, chariot," perhaps originally "body of a cart made of wickerwork, hamper" and related to Middle Dutch cratte "woven mat, hamper," Dutch krat "basket," Old English cradol (see cradle (n.)). To put the cart before the horse in a figurative sense is from 1510s in those words; the image in other words dates to mid-14c.

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