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Bennett Lester (“Benny”) 1907–2003, U.S. jazz saxophonist and composer.
Betty (Lillie Mae Jones) 1930–98, U.S. jazz singer.
Don(ald James) 1926–2012, U.S. bowler.
(Eleanor) Rosalynn Smith [roh-zuh-lin] /ˈroʊ zə lɪn/ (Show IPA), born 1928, U.S. First Lady 1977–81 (wife of Jimmy Carter).
Elliott (Elliott Cook Carter, Jr) 1908–2012, U.S. composer.
[hod-ing] /ˈhɒd ɪŋ/ (Show IPA), 1907–72, U.S. journalist and publisher.
Howard, 1873–1939, English Egyptologist.
James Earl, Jr (“Jimmy”) born 1924, 39th president of the U.S. 1977–81.
Mrs. Leslie (Caroline Louise Dudley) 1862–1937, U.S. actress.
[mey-bel] /ˈmeɪˌbɛl/ (Show IPA), (“Mother Maybelle Carter”) 1909–78, U.S. country-and-western singer and guitarist.
Nick, pen name of authors who wrote detective-story series in which Nick Carter, created by John R. Coryell, is the main character.
a male given name.
a heavy two-wheeled vehicle, commonly without springs, drawn by mules, oxen, or the like, used for the conveyance of heavy goods.
a light two-wheeled vehicle with springs, drawn by a horse or pony.
any small vehicle pushed or pulled by hand.
Obsolete. a chariot.
to haul or convey in or as if in a cart or truck:
to cart garbage to the dump.
to drive a cart.
cart off/away, to transport or take away in an unceremonious manner:
The police came and carted him off to jail.
on the water cart, British. wagon (def 14).
put the cart before the horse, to do or place things in improper order; be illogical.
Contemporary Examples

In 1976, when she was 8-years-old the carters enrolled her in a Washington D.C. public school.
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Historical Examples

Mrs. Owen went to the telephone139 to call up the carters, but could not make it work.
Peggy in Her Blue Frock Eliza Orne White

Peggy was beginning to see why Lady Jane liked to live with the carters.
Peggy in Her Blue Frock Eliza Orne White

Of course the carters were one and all dying to know more about him: Who was he?
The Carter Girls’ Mysterious Neighbors Nell Speed

He often came on from New York for a few days and stayed with the carters.
Peggy in Her Blue Frock Eliza Orne White

carters and carts going by pushed us to the edge of road and covered all with dust.
1492 Mary Johnston

Yes, the Applebys could not understand every detail of what the well-bred carters had said.
The Innocents Sinclair Lewis

The squire took him to the tavern, which was filled with farmers and carters, many of whom had been his victims.
Stage-coach and Tavern Days Alice Morse Earle

Father realized, presently, that the carters were waiting for their bill.
The Innocents Sinclair Lewis

But what about the colliers and the carriers’ labourers, such as railway men, dischargers, and carters?
Britain for the British Robert Blatchford

a heavy open vehicle, usually having two wheels and drawn by horses, used in farming and to transport goods
a light open horse-drawn vehicle having two wheels and springs, for business or pleasure
any small vehicle drawn or pushed by hand, such as a trolley
put the cart before the horse, to reverse the usual or natural order of things
(usually transitive) to use or draw a cart to convey (goods, etc): to cart groceries
(transitive) to carry with effort; haul: to cart wood home
(radio, television) short for cartridge (sense 4)
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Angela. 1940–92, British novelist and writer; her novels include The Magic Toyshop (1967) and Nights at the Circus (1984)
Elliot (Cook). 1908–2012, US composer. His works include the Piano Sonata (1945–46), four string quartets, and other orchestral pieces: Pulitzer Prize 1960, 1973
Howard. 1873–1939, English Egyptologist: excavated the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen
James Earl, known as Jimmy. born 1924, US Democratic statesman; 39th president of the US (1977–81); Nobel peace prize 2002

“cart-driver,” late 12c., from Anglo-French careter, and in part an agent noun from cart (v.).

c.1200, from Old Norse kartr or a similar Scandinavian source, akin to and replacing Old English cræt “cart, wagon, chariot,” perhaps originally “body of a cart made of wickerwork, hamper” and related to Middle Dutch cratte “woven mat, hamper,” Dutch krat “basket,” Old English cradol (see cradle (n.)). To put the cart before the horse in a figurative sense is from 1510s in those words; the image in other words dates to mid-14c.

“to carry in a cart,” late 14c., from cart (n.). Related: Carted; carting.


To transport; move; take: I carted him over to the drug store/ Jesse James could have waltzed in there and carted off all the patio furniture (1880s+)
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a vehicle moving on wheels, and usually drawn by oxen (2 Sam. 6:3). The Hebrew word thus rendered, _’agalah_ (1 Sam. 6:7, 8), is also rendered “wagon” (Gen. 45:19). It is used also to denote a war-chariot (Ps. 46:9). Carts were used for the removal of the ark and its sacred utensils (Num. 7:3, 6). After retaining the ark amongst them for seven months, the Philistines sent it back to the Israelites. On this occasion they set it in a new cart, probably a rude construction, with solid wooden wheels like that still used in Western Asia, which was drawn by two milch cows, which conveyed it straight to Beth-shemesh. A “cart rope,” for the purpose of fastening loads on carts, is used (Isa. 5:18) as a symbol of the power of sinful pleasures or habits over him who indulges them. (See CORD.) In Syria and Palestine wheel-carriages for any other purpose than the conveyance of agricultural produce are almost unknown.

cart before the horse, put the
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