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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drosky  \Dros"ky\,  n.;  pl  {Droskies}.  [Russ.  drojki  dim.  of 
  drogi  a  kind  of  carriage,  prop.  pl  of  droga  shaft  or  pole  of 
  a  carriage.] 
  A  low  four-wheeled,  open  carriage,  used  in  Russia, 
  consisting  of  a  kind  of  long,  narrow  bench,  on  which  the 
  passengers  ride  as  on  a  saddle,  with  their  feet  reaching 
  nearly  to  the  ground.  Other  kinds  of  vehicles  are  now  so 
  called  esp.  a  kind  of  victoria  drawn  by  one  or  two  horses, 
  and  used  as  a  public  carriage  in  German  cities.  [Written  also 
  {droitzschka},  and  {droschke}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drosky 
  n  :  an  open  4-wheeled  horse-drawn  carriage  formerly  used  in 
  Poland  and  Russia  [syn:  {droshky}] 




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