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Growlers

and Crawlers. The four-wheel cabs; called “growlers” from the surly and discontented manners of their drivers, and “crawlers” from their slow pace

“Taken as a whole, the average drivers of hansom cabs … are smart, intelligent men, sober, honest, and hardworking… . They have little … in common with the obtrusive, surly, besotted drivers of the ‘growlersʹ and ‘crawlers.ʹ”—Nineteenth Century, March, 1893, p. 473

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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