What does the word locomotion mean?

Usage examples for locomotion

  1. " Ugh," assented silent Bill, making the first remark of the journey, and as he spoke the syllable he rose and pointed to the courthouse, which stood in the midst of a mud- covered public square, completely surrounded by hitching- posts to which were hitched all the vehicles of locomotion of the last century down to the present in Hicks Center- which had not as yet arrived as far as the day of the motor car. – The Heart's Kingdom by Maria Thompson Daviess
  2. Some of the chiefs have canoes of as much as sixty men- power, and when these men sing, and their bodies and voices are in unison, a war canoe seems the only means of locomotion, and a sixty- horse- power racing car becomes a vehicle suited only to the newly rich. – The Congo and Coasts of Africa by Richard Harding Davis

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