wagon-lit

NOUN
  1. a passenger car that has berths for sleeping
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How To Use wagon-lit In A Sentence

  • The shifting from the wagon-lit has begun at the Italian frontier. Tender is the Night
  • And yet, once she was in bed and could put out her light and raise the window-blind, she had to admit it was better than a wagon-lit in Europe: and perhaps the best that can be done for people who must travel through the night in trains. The Plumed Serpent
  • The Gravy Train is the story of Philip Bushill-Matthews's journey to Brussels on a PR wagon-lit.
  • A railroad car - the wagon-lit in which a German delegation signed the WWI armistice on November 11, 1918, and in which a French delegation signed the surrender of France to the Third Reich on June 21, 1940.
  • The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, 1979 I remember how, that night, I lay awake in my wagon-lit in a tender, delicious ecstasy of excitement, my burning cheek pressed against the impeccable linen of the pillow and the pounding of my heart mimicking that of the great pistons ceaselessly thrusting the train that bore ... Empty Your Heart Of Its Mortal Dream
  • These trains were so booked up at this season, he might not have been able to secure a _wagon-lit_. Juggernaut
  • At Belgrade I was left looking after the luggage while my husband went off to organize a couchette or wagon-lit for the rest of the journey.
  • At Belgrade I was left looking after the luggage while my husband went off to organize a couchette or wagon-lit for the rest of the journey.
  • KORDA arrived by first-class wagon-lit in Vienna in November 1919. The Great Escape
  • You may notice these people studying the book on the boat perhaps, certainly in the train; they even let the book interfere with the proper attention that is due to meals; and allow me to remark here that the wagon-lit people are very sound on the question of food. From a Terrace in Prague
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