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Wágon. n.s. [wœʒen, Sax. waeghens, Dutch; vagn, Islandick.]

  1. A heavy carriage for burthens.

    The Hungarian tents, were enclosed round with waggons, one chained to another. Knolles's Hist. of the Turks.

    Waggons fraught with utensils of war. Milton.

  2. A chariot. Not in use.

    Now fair Phœbus 'gan decline in haste,
    His weary waggon to the western vale.

    Then to her waggon she betakes,
    And with her bears the witch.

                    O Proserpina,
    For the flowers now that frighted thou let'st fall
    From Dis's waggon.

    Her waggon spokes made of long spinner's legs;
    The cover, of the wings of grasshoppers.

Sources: Knolles, Richard (44) · Milton, John (449) · Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (46) · Spenser, Edmund (254) · Shakespeare's Winter's Tale (43)

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