But the tumbrels that made their daily ghastly journey did not pass their way.
That rode into the discard on the tumbrels of the Revolution.
Field pieces, bombs, and tumbrels from all the magazines of the United Provinces were collected at the head quarters.
With great difficulty, and infinite pains, ammunition and artillery stores were drawn up from the sea-shore in tumbrels.
The tumbrels, surrounded by cavalry, were disappearing in the distance, moving swiftly.
On our side we lost one gun, the tumbrels having been blown up and the horses killed.
Others, scorning to hang their hopes on desperate chances, waited stoically or reverently the summons to the tumbrels.
But as the tumbrels passed the river the insults ceased, replaced by murmurs of sympathy.
Cadine and Marjolin then directed their attention to the vans and drays and tumbrels which were drawn up in the quiet street.