hail a cab

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hail a cab

 and hail a taxi
to signal to a taxi that you want to be picked up. See if you can hail a cab. I don't want to walk home in the rain.
See also: hail
References in classic literature ?
We should be so grateful to you, sir, if you found us a cab.
They were now within sight of the stream of cabs and omnibuses crossing to and from the Surrey side of the river; the sound of the traffic, the hooting of motor-horns, and the light chime of tram-bells sounded more and more distinctly, and, with the increase of noise, they both became silent.
The cab is waiting, and I have my last words to say to you.
If you wish to remain under my charge," Julian proceeded, "you will accompany me at once to the cab.
We did indeed bet a fleeting view of a stretch of the Thames with the lamps shining upon the broad, silent water; but our cab dashed on, and was soon involved in a labyrinth of streets upon the other side.
At last the cab drew up at the third house in a new terrace.
Ensconced in his corner, with his arms folded, he stared out of the cab window at the street.
But within that minute a crosstown car had stopped directly in front of the cab.
Gooseberry looked longingly at his master, as he opened the cab door.
She spoke with breathless eagerness, and pressed by me into the cab.
The time had come for the expenditure of the sum of three-and-sixpence on what might well be supposed the last cab drive of Mrs Verloc's mother's life.
Veneering then says to Mrs Veneering, 'We must work,' and throws himself into a Hansom cab.
And the first cab having been fetched from the public-house, where he had been smoking his first pipe, Mr.
He then hailed a cab, and ordered the driver to take us to the address given us by Lestrade.
As regarded novelties (among which cabs and omnibuses were to be reckoned), his mind appeared to have lost its proper gripe and retentiveness.