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Sedan

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Sedán. n.s. [from sedes, Latin.] A kind of portable coach; a chair.

Some beg for absent persons, feign them sick,
Close mew'd in their sedans for want of air,
And for their wives produce an empty chair.
Dryden.

By a tax of Cato's it was provided, that women's wearing cloaths, ornament and sedan, exceeding 121 l. 1 s. 10 d. halfpenny, should pay 30 s. in the hundred pound value. Arbuthn.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Dryden, John (788)

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