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overland stage

a stagecoach used in the western U.S. during the middle of the 19th century.
Origin of overland stage
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Here he could take an overland stage for the rest of his journey.

    The Last American Frontier

    Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson
  • The only stations—and miserably primitive ones at that—lay along Ben Holliday's overland stage route.

    Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska Charles Warren Stoddard
  • They consolidated the two, and thereby hoped to put the overland stage route on a paying basis.

    Last of the Great Scouts Helen Cody Wetmore
  • The overland stage long ago made its last trip, and will not start any more.

  • Close to the house were the overland stage stables, built of sun-dried bricks.

    Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Presently the overland stage forded the now fast receding stream and started toward Carson on its first trip since the flood came.

    Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • And the driver of the overland stage finished his journey and deposited the treasure into the hands that it was intended for.

    The Adventures of Buffalo Bill Col. William F. Cody
  • Thompson was a typical Vermonter and a good, popular fellow, who long kept the overland stage station.

  • Reaching the other side, he carried the mail-pouch to the overland stage station, and returned to the boat.

  • There were only two overland stage lines and no settlements of consequence.

    Little Pills, An Army Story

    Robert Henderson McKay

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