Fiacre (noun) (historical)
A small four-wheeled carriage for public hire.
Late 17th century: from French, named after the Hôtel de St Fiacre in Paris, where such vehicles were first hired out.
“We took a fiacre down to the Seine where he proposed!”
Speak or act in an evasive way.
Mid 16th century (earlier ( Middle English) as prevarication and prevaricator), in the sense ‘go astray, transgress’: from Latin praevaricat- ‘walked crookedly, deviated’, from the verb praevaricari, from prae ‘before’ + varicari ‘straddle’.