Fly (carriage)

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Passengers board the Kendal Fly after Thomas Rowlandson 1816
Flying ambulance 1790 (model) for the fast transport of wounded from battlefield to hospital

A Fly — a vehicle that moves quickly.

A light horse-drawn public passenger vehicle or delivery wagon.

A light, covered, vehicle hired from a livery stable such as a single-horse pleasure carriage or a hansom cab.[1][2][3]

A Pickfords Fly

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  1. ^ "IIb. Something that flies, in various senses." Oxford English Dictionary, online accessed 31 March 2018.
  2. ^ Mayhew, Henry & Tuckniss, William (1861). London Labour and the London Poor: A Cyclopœdia of the Condition and Earnings of Those that Will Work, Those that Cannot Work, and Those that Will Not Work, Volume 3, Griffin, Bohn, and Company. p. 359
  3. ^ Chambers, Montaqu (Editor 1837). Law Journal Reports for the Year 1837: Comprising reports of cases in the courts of Equity and Bankruptcy, Kings Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer of Chamber, from Michaelmas Term 1836, to Trinity Term 1837 both inclusive, E. B. Ince, 5, Quality Court, Chancery Lane, London. p. 120