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Runabout   /rˈənəbˌaʊt/   Listen
Runabout

noun
1.
An open automobile having a front seat and a rumble seat.  Synonyms: roadster, two-seater.






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"Runabout" Quotes from Famous Books



... had been pursuing with so much zest was not the Water Witch, but a small runabout capable of high speed. The couple on board gave no attention to the larger craft, and the chagrined Alvin turned farther out into the bay and gradually headed up stream again. Chester came back from ...
— The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters • Edward S. Ellis

... a penniless orphan until thirteen"—the interruption was ignored—"and, so far as we've heard, she has never had a fortune left her, and yet after nine years' absence she comes back, has a beautiful home, a horse, and a runabout, keeps three servants, gives to everything, spends freely, and never tells how ...
— Miss Gibbie Gault • Kate Langley Bosher

... long walk. We can stay out all afternoon, stop at the tea shop for supper and come home on the street car, or walk in, if we choose. We might ask Frances and Anne to join us. Miriam and Elfreda are going out for a ride. Miriam has a horse here this year. She had her choice between a horse and a runabout and she took the horse. The moment Elfreda found out she had one, she wrote home about it. Now she ...
— Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College • Jessie Graham Flower

... forty years ministered to the needs of the surrounding country, who rode a pacing mare and carried medicines in a saddle-bag across her back;—and he of the hard name, who had lately come as graduate of the University, who visited the sick in a gasoline runabout of uncertain age which steered with a lever and heaved prodigiously, who wrote prescriptions to be filled at the drug-store. If Doctor Meal were not among his bees, or grafting pear buds, he might be found ...
— Sunlight Patch • Credo Fitch Harris

... patiently, and win his position by degrees, he had reason to feel chagrined. He grew ashamed to pass the little house in the Old Village which he had fitted up as an office. He grew ashamed to go out in his runabout. ...
— The Side Of The Angels - A Novel • Basil King

... you were never coming," she reproached, imperiously aggrieved. "I hate waiting. And I want uncle to send Lenoir after my runabout——" ...
— From the Car Behind • Eleanor M. Ingram

... Simmons, burly, hard, and crimson of face, turned an overheated runabout out of the blazing highway and into a grove of oaks where stood the ...
— Frank of Freedom Hill • Samuel A. Derieux

... his house, laid great stress on her room. On her suite, rather; or even on her wing. She had her own study, her own bath, her own sleeping porch and sun-parlor. Everything had been very delicately and richly done. And she had her own runabout in the garage. ...
— On the Stairs • Henry B. Fuller

... and David Larkin did not meet again until the moment of the latter's departure from Aiken. And she was only one of a number who drove to the station to see him off. Possibly to guard against his impulsive nature, she remained in her runabout during the brief farewell. And what they said to each other might have been (and ...
— IT and Other Stories • Gouverneur Morris

... was time to go home, Mr. Hamilton Dyce, who had absented himself after that first dance, drove up with a flourish to the door in his runabout. ...
— Five Little Peppers and their Friends • Margaret Sidney

... who vastly preferred reading aloud to Sylvia to canoeing with Edith. The girl was somewhat piqued by this lack of appreciation, and quickly deserted Sylvia's guests for the more lively charms of Hugh Elliott's red motor and Jack Weston's spruce runabout. Mr. and Mrs. Gray saw no harm in their pet's escapades, but, on the contrary, secretly rejoiced that the humble Peter was at least temporarily removed and other and richer suitors occupying the foreground. They were far from being ...
— The Old Gray Homestead • Frances Parkinson Keyes



Words linked to "Runabout" :   automobile, car, motorcar, rumble seat, machine, auto



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