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Covered wagon   /kˈəvərd wˈægən/   Listen
Covered wagon

A large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top; used by the United States pioneers to cross the prairies in the 19th century.  Synonyms: Conestoga, Conestoga wagon, prairie schooner, prairie wagon.

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"Covered wagon" Quotes from Famous Books

... out of the covered wagon. He came down on all fours, he was in such a hurry; but he was up again in ...
— Janice Day, The Young Homemaker • Helen Beecher Long

... children, agricultural tools, and household gear. At night the horses or oxen are tethered or turned loose on the prairie; a fire is kindled with buffalo chips, or such fuel as can be had, and supper is prepared. A bed of prairie grass suffices for the man, while the women and children rest in the covered wagon. When the morning dawns they resume their Westward journey. Weeks, months, sometimes, roll by before the wagon reaches its destination; but it reaches it at last. Then begin the struggle, and pains, the labors, and ...
— Woman on the American Frontier • William Worthington Fowler

... her owner, L.W.C. Waddille, to Lonoke County in 1851, coming to Hickory Plains and then to Brownsville. They moved from Hayburn, Georgia in a covered wagon ...
— Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States - Volume II. Arkansas Narratives. Part I • Work Projects Administration

... more than half the distance to Clinton when he overtook a covered wagon. The driver, when questioned, said that he had met a young negro with a mule, and a cart in which lay a young woman, white to all appearance, but claimed by the negro to be a colored girl who had been ...
— The House Behind the Cedars • Charles W. Chesnutt

Words linked to "Covered wagon" :   caravan, Conestoga, prairie schooner, prairie wagon, wagon, waggon, Conestoga wagon, wagon train, train

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