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smoking car

smoker (def 2a).
Origin of smoking car
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But now Im going to ask the queen to let the king come along with Robbie and me into the smoking car for a while.

  • He boarded the train and settled down in a seat in the smoking car.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • And yet you can often see ministers and other professing Christians in the smoking car, puffing a cigar and reading a daily paper.

    Peck's Sunshine George W. Peck
  • In the smoking car, one of the passengers had an empty coatsleeve.

  • On my return from Lowell in the smoking car, an old man came and squeezed in next to me.

  • Latisan had trailed the operatives and saw them enter the smoking car.

  • The smoking car was crowded with woodsmen on their way to the city.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot Thomas D. Whittles
  • Boardman put himself in charge of Mavering, and took him into the smoking car.

    April Hopes William Dean Howells
  • In a corner of the smoking car I came at last upon the man I sought.

    The International Spy Allen Upward
  • Then there is that game always known (in the smoking car) as "pea-knuckle."

    Plum Pudding Christopher Morley

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