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 for hansom
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hansom \Han"som\ (h[a^]n"s[u^]m), n., Hansom cab \Han"som cab`\
     (k[a^]b`). [From the name of the inventor.]
     A light, low, two-wheeled covered carriage with the driver's
     seat elevated behind, the reins being passed over the top.
     [1913 Webster]
           He hailed a cruising hansom . . . " 'Tis the gondola of
           London," said Lothair.                   --Beaconsfield.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the
           driver's seat above and behind the passengers [syn:
           hansom, hansom cab]

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