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    Definition:
    Horse - (n.) A hoofed quadruped of the genus Equus; especially, the domestic horse (E. caballus), which was domesticated in Egypt and Asia at a very early period. It has six broad molars, on each side of each jaw, with six incisors, and two canine teeth, both above and below. The mares usually have the canine teeth rudimentary or wanting. The horse differs from the true asses, in having a long, flowing mane, and the tail bushy to the base. Unlike the asses it has callosities, or chestnuts, on all its legs. The horse excels in strength, speed, docility, courage, and nobleness of character, and is used for drawing, carrying, bearing a rider, and like purposes.
    Horse - (n.) The male of the genus horse, in distinction from the female or male; usually, a castrated male.
    Horse - (n.) Mounted soldiery; cavalry; -- used without the plural termination; as, a regiment of horse; -- distinguished from foot.
    Horse - (n.) A frame with legs, used to support something; as, a clotheshorse, a sawhorse, etc.
    Horse - (n.) A frame of timber, shaped like a horse, on which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.
    Horse - (n.) Anything, actual or figurative, on which one rides as on a horse; a hobby.
    Horse - (n.) A mass of earthy matter, or rock of the same character as the wall rock, occurring in the course of a vein, as of coal or ore; hence, to take horse -- said of a vein -- is to divide into branches for a distance.
    Horse - (n.) See Footrope, a.
    Horse - (a.) A breastband for a leadsman.
    Horse - (a.) An iron bar for a sheet traveler to slide upon.
    Horse - (a.) A jackstay.
    Horse - (v. t.) To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse.
    Horse - (v. t.) To sit astride of; to bestride.
    Horse - (v. t.) To cover, as a mare; -- said of the male.
    Horse - (v. t.) To take or carry on the back; as, the keeper, horsing a deer.
    Horse - (v. t.) To place on the back of another, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.
    Horse - (v. i.) To get on horseback.
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    Ahorseback - (adv.) On horseback.
    Bathorse - (n.) A horse which carries an officer's baggage during a campaign.
    Bawhorse - (n.) Same as Bathorse.
    Clotheshorse - (n.) A frame to hang clothes on.
    Cockhorse - (n.) A child's rocking-horse.
    Cockhorse - (n.) A high or tall horse.
    Cockhorse - (a.) Lifted up, as one is on a tall horse.
    Cockhorse - (a.) Lofty in feeling; exultant; proud; upstart.
    Dishorse - (v. t.) To dismount.
    Hobbyhorse - (n.) A strong, active horse, of a middle size, said to have been originally from Ireland; an ambling nag.
    Hobbyhorse - (n.) A stick, often with the head or figure of a horse, on which boys make believe to ride.
    Hobbyhorse - (n.) A subject or plan upon which one is constantly setting off; a favorite and ever-recurring theme of discourse, thought, or effort; that which occupies one's attention unduly, or to the weariness of others; a ruling passion.
    Horsed - (imp. & p. p.) of Horse
    Horseback - (n.) The back of a horse.
    Horseback - (n.) An extended ridge of sand, gravel, and bowlders, in a half-stratified condition.
    Horse-chestnut - (n.) The large nutlike seed of a species of Aesculus (Ae. Hippocastanum), formerly ground, and fed to horses, whence the name.
    Horse-chestnut - (n.) The tree itself, which was brought from Constantinople in the beginning of the sixteenth century, and is now common in the temperate zones of both hemispheres. The native American species are called buckeyes.
    Horse-drench - (n.) A dose of physic for a horse.
    Horse-drench - (n.) The appliance by which the dose is administred.
    Horsefish - (n.) The moonfish (Selene setipinnis).
    Horsefish - (n.) The sauger.
    Horseflesh - (n.) The flesh of horses.
    Horseflesh - (n.) Horses, generally; the qualities of a horse; as, he is a judge of horseflesh.
    Horseflies - (pl. ) of Horsefly
    Horsefly - (n.) Any dipterous fly of the family Tabanidae, that stings horses, and sucks their blood.
    Horsefly - (n.) The horse tick or forest fly (Hippobosca).
    Horsefeet - (pl. ) of Horsefoot
    Horsefoot - (n.) The coltsfoot.
    Horsefoot - (n.) The Limulus or horseshoe crab.
    Horse Guards - () A body of cavalry so called; esp., a British regiment, called the Royal Horse Guards, which furnishes guards of state for the sovereign.
    Horsehair - (n.) A hair of a horse, especially one from the mane or tail; the hairs of the mane or tail taken collectively; a fabric or tuft made of such hairs.
    Horsehead - (n.) The silver moonfish (Selene vomer).
    Horsehide - (n.) The hide of a horse.
    Horsehide - (n.) Leather made of the hide of a horse.
    Horse-jockey - (n.) A professional rider and trainer of race horses.
    Horse-jockey - (n.) A trainer and dealer in horses.
    Horseknop - (n.) Knapweed.
    Horselaugh - (n.) A loud, boisterous laugh; a guffaw.
    Horse-leech - (n.) A large blood-sucking leech (Haemopsis vorax), of Europe and Northern Africa. It attacks the lips and mouths of horses.
    Horse-leech - (n.) A farrier; a veterinary surgeon.
    Horse-leechery - (n.) The business of a farrier; especially, the art of curing the diseases of horses.
    Horse-litter - (n.) A carriage hung on poles, and borne by and between two horses.
    Horsemen - (pl. ) of Horseman
    Horseman - (n.) A rider on horseback; one skilled in the management of horses; a mounted man.
    Horseman - (n.) A mounted soldier; a cavalryman.
    Horseman - (n.) A land crab of the genus Ocypoda, living on the coast of Brazil and the West Indies, noted for running very swiftly.
    Horseman - (n.) A West Indian fish of the genus Eques, as the light-horseman (E. lanceolatus).
    Horsemanship - (n.) The act or art of riding, and of training and managing horses; manege.
    Horsemint - (n.) A coarse American plant of the Mint family (Monarda punctata).
    Horsemint - (n.) In England, the wild mint (Mentha sylvestris).
    Horsenail - (n.) A thin, pointed nail, with a heavy flaring head, for securing a horsehoe to the hoof; a horsehoe nail.
    Horseplay - (n.) Rude, boisterous play.
    Horsepond - (n.) A pond for watering horses.
    Horse power - () The power which a horse exerts.
    Horse power - () A unit of power, used in stating the power required to drive machinery, and in estimating the capabilities of animals or steam engines and other prime movers for doing work. It is the power required for the performance of work at the rate of 33,000 English units of work per minute; hence, it is the power that must be exerted in lifting 33,000 pounds at the rate of one foot per minute, or 550 pounds at the rate of one foot per second, or 55 pounds at the rate of ten feet per second, etc.
    Horse power - () A machine worked by a horse, for driving other machinery; a horse motor.
    Horse-radish - (n.) A plant of the genus Nasturtium (N. Armoracia), allied to scurvy grass, having a root of a pungent taste, much used, when grated, as a condiment and in medicine.
    Horserake - (n.) A rake drawn by a horse.
    Horseshoe - (n.) A shoe for horses, consisting of a narrow plate of iron in form somewhat like the letter U, nailed to a horse's hoof.
    Horseshoe - (n.) Anything shaped like a horsehoe crab.
    Horseshoe - (n.) The Limulus of horsehoe crab.
    Horseshoer - (n.) One who shoes horses.
    Horseshoeing - (n.) The act or employment of shoeing horses.
    Horsetail - (n.) A leafless plant, with hollow and rushlike stems. It is of the genus Equisetum, and is allied to the ferns. See Illust. of Equisetum.
    Horsetail - (n.) A Turkish standard, denoting rank.
    Horseweed - (n.) A composite plant (Erigeron Canadensis), which is a common weed.
    Horsewhip - (n.) A whip for horses.
    Horsewhip - (v. t.) To flog or chastise with a horsewhip.
    Horsewomen - (pl. ) of Horsewoman
    Horsewoman - (n.) A woman who rides on horseback.
    Horsewood - (n.) A West Indian tree (Calliandra latifolia) with showy, crimson blossoms.
    Horseworm - (n.) The larva of a botfly.
    Light-horseman - (n.) A soldier who serves in the light horse. See under 5th Light.
    Light-horseman - (n.) A West Indian fish of the genus Ephippus, remarkable for its high dorsal fin and brilliant colors.
    One-horse - (a.) Drawn by one horse; having but a single horse; as, a one-horse carriage.
    One-horse - (a.) Second-rate; inferior; small.
    Rear-horse - (n.) A mantis.
    Rocking-horse - (n.) The figure of a horse, mounted upon rockers, for children to ride.
    Sawhorse - (n.) A kind of rack, shaped like a double St. Andrew's cross, on which sticks of wood are laid for sawing by hand; -- called also buck, and sawbuck.
    Sea horse - () A fabulous creature, half horse and half fish, represented in classic mythology as driven by sea dogs or ridden by the Nereids. It is also depicted in heraldry. See Hippocampus.
    Sea horse - () The walrus.
    Sea horse - () Any fish of the genus Hippocampus.
    Stalking-horse - (n.) A horse, or a figure resembling a horse, behind which a hunter conceals himself from the game he is aiming to kill.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Horse - n. 1 a large four-legged mammal with flowing mane and tail, used for riding and to carry and pull loads. B adult male horse; stallion or gelding. C (collect.; as sing.) Cavalry. 2 vaulting-block. 3 supporting frame (clothes-horse). v. (-sing) (foll. By around) fool about. from the horse's mouth colloq. (of information etc.) From the original or an authoritative source. [old english]
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    Brake horsepower - n. Power of an engine measured by the force needed to brake it.
    Cart-horse - n. Thickset horse.
    Clothes-horse - n. Frame for airing washed clothes.
    Dark horse - n. Little-known person who is unexpectedly successful.
    Devils-on-horseback - n.pl. Savoury of prunes or plums wrapped in bacon.
    Draught-horse - n. Horse for heavy work.
    Hobby-horse - n. 1 child's toy consisting of a stick with a horse's head. 2 favourite subject or idea.
    Horseback - n. on horseback mounted on a horse.
    Horsebox - n. Closed vehicle for transporting horse(s).
    Horse-brass - n. Brass ornament orig. For a horse's harness.
    Horse chestnut - n. 1 large tree with upright conical clusters of flowers. 2 dark brown fruit of this.
    Horse-drawn - adj. (of a vehicle) pulled by a horse or horses.
    Horseflesh - n. 1 flesh of a horse, esp. As food. 2 horses collectively.
    Horsefly - n. Any of various biting insects troublesome esp. To horses.
    Horse guards - n.pl. Cavalry brigade of the household troops.
    Horsehair - n. Hair from the mane or tail of a horse, used for padding etc.
    Horseman - n. 1 rider on horseback. 2 skilled rider. horsemanship n.
    Horseplay - n. Boisterous play.
    Horsepower - n. (pl. Same) imperial unit of power (about 750 watts), esp. For measuring the power of an engine.
    Horse-race - n. Race between horses with riders. horse-racing n.
    Horseradish - n. Plant with a pungent root used to make a sauce.
    Horse sense - n. Colloq. Plain common sense.
    Horseshoe - n. 1 u-shaped iron shoe for a horse. 2 thing of this shape.
    Horsetail - n. 1 horse's tail. 2 plant resembling it.
    Horsewhip - n. Whip for driving horses. v. (-pp-) beat with a horsewhip.
    Horsewoman - n. 1 woman who rides on horseback. 2 skilled woman rider.
    One-horse - attrib. Adj. 1 using a single horse. 2 colloq. Small, poorly equipped.
    One-horse race - n. Contest in which one competitor is far superior to all the others.
    Packhorse - n. Horse for carrying loads.
    Racehorse - n. Horse bred or kept for racing.
    Rocking-horse - n. Toy horse on rockers or springs.
    Sea horse - n. 1 small upright fish with a head like a horse's. 2 mythical creature with a horse's head and fish's tail.
    Shire-horse - n. Heavy powerful draught-horse.
    Stalking-horse - n. 1 horse concealing a hunter. 2 pretext concealing one's real intentions or actions. 3 weak political candidate forcing an election in the hope of a more serious contender coming forward.
    Trojan horse - n. 1 hollow wooden horse used by the greeks to enter troy. 2 person or device planted to bring about an enemy's downfall.
    Unhorse - v. (-sing) throw (a rider) from a horse.
    Vaulting-horse - n. Wooden box for vaulting over.
    Warhorse - n. 1 hist. Trooper's powerful horse. 2 colloq. Veteran soldier, politician, etc.
    White horses - n.pl. White-crested waves at sea.

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