Horse in a sentence

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Definition of Horse

  • A hoofed quadruped of the genus Equus; especially, the domestic horse (Equus 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.
  • The male of the genus Equus, in distinction from the female or male; usually, a castrated male.
  • Mounted soldiery; cavalry; -- used without the plural termination; as, a regiment of horse; -- distinguished from foot.
  • A frame with legs, used to support something; as, a clotheshorse, a sawhorse, etc.
  • A frame of timber, shaped like a horse, on which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.
  • Anything, actual or figurative, on which one rides as on a horse; a hobby.
  • 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 horsesaid of a vein -- is to divide into branches for a distance.
  • See Footrope a.
  • A breastband for a leadsman.
  • An iron bar for a sheet traveler to slide upon.
  • A jackstay.
  • A translation or other illegitimate aid in study or examination; -- called also trot pony Dobbin.
  • Horseplay; tomfoolery.
  • heroin.
  • horsepower.
  • To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse.
  • To sit astride of; to bestride.
  • To mate with (a mare); -- said of the male.
  • To take or carry on the back; as, the keeper, horsing a deer.
  • To place on the back of another, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.
  • solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
  • a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
  • a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)
  • a framework for holding wood that is being sawed
  • troops trained to fight on horseback
  • provide with a horse or horses

How to use horse in a sentence. Horse pronunciation.

The horses, too, were black, and the mass made a barbaric display belonging more to another period in the world's history.
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There came to his ears two distant sounds-the faint click of horses' hoofs and that dull rumble they had heard as they talked, a sound he loved, the roar of his lions.
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With his own eyes had he not seen, from the hill top, the train plunge to destruction, and had he not once more got off his horse and knelt upon his sheepskin and given thanks to Allah-a devout Arab obeying the sunset call to prayer, as David had observed from the train?
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In the middle of the town, opposite the stores, was the "plaza" which is native to all towns beyond the Rocky Mountains -a large, unfenced, level vacancy, with a liberty pole in it, and very useful as a place for public auctions, horse trades, and mass meetings, and likewise for teamsters to camp in.
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When the pistols were emptied, the stranger resumed his work (mending a whip-lash), and Mr. Harris rode by with a polite nod, homeward bound, with a bullet through one of his lungs, and several in his hips; and from them issued little rivulets of blood that coursed down the horse's sides and made the animal look quite picturesque.
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I resolved to have a horse to ride.
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If they trotted, they sat up gallantly and gracefully, and seemed part of the horse; did not go jiggering up and down after the silly Miss-Nancy fashion of the riding-schools.
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I had quickly learned to tell a horse from a cow, and was full of anxiety to learn more.
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I was resolved to buy a horse.
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A man whom I did not know (he turned out to be the auctioneer's brother) noticed the wistful look in my eye, and observed that that was a very remarkable horse to be going at such a price; and added that the saddle alone was worth the money.
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I came as straight down again, lit in the saddle, went instantly up again, came down almost on the high pommel, shot up again, and came down on the horse's neck-all in the space of three or four seconds.
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While I was up, somebody struck the horse a sounding thwack with a leathern strap, and when I arrived again the Genuine Mexican Plug was not there.
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He mounted the Genuine, got lifted into the air once, but sent his spurs home as he descended, and the horse darted away like a telegram.
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Everybody in this camp knows that horse.
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Why, you turnip, if you had laid low and kept dark, there's chances to buy an American horse for mighty little more than you paid for that bloody old foreign relic.
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The next day I loaned the animal to the Clerk of the House to go down to the Dana silver mine, six miles, and he walked back for exercise, and got the horse towed.
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He took chances that no other horse ever took and survived, but he always came out safe.
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Then the auctioneer brought in his bill, and I withdrew the horse from the market.
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I never tried to ride the horse any more.
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Just then the livery stable man brought in his bill for six weeks' keeping-stall-room for the horse, fifteen dollars; hay for the horse, two hundred and fifty!
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Examples of Horse

Example #1
This regiment of Nubians Kaid had recruited from the far south, and had maintained at his own expense.
Example #2
There, drawn up, were a thousand mounted men as black as ebony, wearing shining white metal helmets and fine chain-armour and swords and lances like medieval crusaders.
Example #3
He clapped his hands twice, the curtains parted opposite, and a slave slid silently forward.
Example #4
But the mad are in the hands of God, and-" Suddenly Harrik stopped.
Example #5
One by one, two by two, group by group, the unveiled dancers came and went; the singers sang behind the screen provided for them, so that none might see their faces, after the custom.
Example #6
Meanwhile, he cursed the man who had eluded the death he had prepared for him.