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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TAXI

When the day came Jan took Ayah to her new quarters in a taxi.

He hailed a taxi, and they got into it and were driven down Fitzjohn's Avenue and homewards.

He had collapsed on the cushions of the taxi, and remained motionless.

The trio got into a waiting car and Haggerty trailed them in a taxi.

As the taxi drew up in Belgrave Square, he looked at his watch.

It was only half-past ten when she forced a yawn and asked him to get her a taxi.

The taxi turned into Berkeley Street, and Eric held out his hand.

She seated herself in the taxi and held out her hand through the window.

Duvall left the room, and taking a taxi, drove down to see Grace.

The taxi gave no opportunity for complaint as far as slowness was concerned.

WORD ORIGIN

1907, shortening of taximeter cab (introduced in London in March 1907), from taximeter "automatic meter to record the distance and fare" (1898), from French taximètre, from German Taxameter (1890), coined from Medieval Latin taxa "tax, charge." An earlier English form was taxameter (1894), used in horse-drawn cabs. Taxi dancer "woman whose services may be hired at a dance hall" is recorded from 1930. Taxi squad in U.S. football is 1966, from a former Cleveland Browns owner who gave his reserves jobs with his taxicab company to keep them paid and available ["Dictionary of American Slang"], but other explanations (short-term hire or shuttling back and forth from the main team) seem possible.

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gypsy cab

nountaxi with restricted license
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