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 ?
And now, in that frosty, ill-smelling, straw- carpeted, and ragged-cushioned cab, with his breath congealing on the glasses, where else was John himself advancing to?
Once at the end of this ridiculous cruise, once at the Lodge door, there would be nothing for it but to turn the cab and trundle back again.
And just then the cab suddenly stopped, and there was his persecutor rapping on the front glass.
Inside the cab the spell of silence, in which the two women had endured shoulder to shoulder the jolting, rattling, and jingling of the journey, had been broken by Stevie's outbreak.
Night, the early dirty night, the sinister, noisy, hopeless and rowdy night of South London, had overtaken her on her last cab drive.
The cab rattled, jingled, jolted; in fact, the last was quite extraordinary.
He spoke to his love and won her there while the cab was hemmed in.
I got the express wagons and cabs mostly for $5; but the trucks and two-horse teams mostly raised me to $10.
We should be so grateful to you, sir, if you found us a cab.
Not a soul did I meet all the way down, though a cab or two went past me.
We started off for the cab together, leaving our informant incredulous, but obviously uncomfortable.
Leaning back in the cab, this amateur bloodhound carolled away like a lark while I meditated upon the many-sidedness of the human mind.
I understand that he did collapse to a certain extent in his corner of the cab.
De Barral the convict took off the silk hat of the financier de Barral and deposited it on the front seat of the cab.
Her father, a red spot on each cheek, leaned his head back wearily in the corner of the cab.