Posted by Stolzi on October 24, 1997 at 13:36:02:
In response to Hanging with Mr. Willoughby..., written by Clare on October 22, 1997 at 18:52:12
] ] What is "the hanging of a curricle?"
] I always thought that refered to where the body of the curricle was positioned over the axles. ie, that it was "hanging" high over the wheels. I do know that a "high" curricle is positioned up higher and more forward then other curricles. They were considered a "sportier" and faster model- kind of like a Corvette would be these days. Willoughby would drive a "high" curricle- Brandon never!
In support of this, my Oxford Universal Dictionary (smaller than the OED, but pretty darn impressive) gives one meaning of "hang" as "to attach or suspend [...] e.g. a coach on springs."
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