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horse

(hôrs)
n.
a. A large hoofed mammal (Equus caballus) having a short coat, a long mane, and a long tail, domesticated since ancient times and used for riding and for drawing or carrying loads.
b. An adult male horse; a stallion.
c. Any of various equine mammals, such as the wild Asian species Przewalski's horse or certain extinct forms related ancestrally to the modern horse.
v.intr.
To be in heat. Used of a mare.
adj.
1. Of or relating to a horse: a horse blanket.
2. Mounted on horses: horse guards.
3. Drawn or operated by a horse.
Drug slang A regional term for heroin
Infectious disease A hoofed ungulate mammal—Equus ferus caballus—that may be associated with certain infections through occupational or recreational exposure—e.g., Actinobacillus spp, anthrax, brucellosis, cryptosporidiosis, equine morbillivirus, glanders, leptospirosis, rabies, salmonellosis, yersiniosis
Psychology See Equestrian therapy, Hippotherapy
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There's still a little life in the carthorse,' said Faldo, again displaying a fairly relaxed attitude.
I was upset to think that after all the hard work the Carters' Association did in raising the funds to get the statue of the carthorse completed only to see it there alone in all the rubble.
A Nod From Nelson features a retired carthorse and looks at environmental themes from pollution to pond biodiversity and is full of colourful characters and jokes.
She's a big, cobby skewbald with feathery carthorse hooves, one brown eye and one blue (very cute), and a jumper's rear end.
This lady in red was once dubbed a carthorse by Carol Vorderman, but we think she looks very svelte at five months gone in this picture.
That Carew was the scorer was a complete irony as the big Norwegian had looked little more than a carthorse for most of the night.
Yes, I know I promised to give up mentioning Hopkins for Lent but I can't look a carthorse in the mouth.
Otherwise known as Ms Woodall and Ms Constantine - or an anorexic drag queen and a carthorse according to Carol Vorderman - the fashion snobs kicked off the current telly fad for making people feel bad about themselves before giving them a style make-over and taking all the praise.
MEMORIAL: Carters' Association members at Albert Dock where they hope to place the carthorse statue, left to right, are Tommy Bainbridge, Harry Wooding, Bobby Sargeant and Jimmy Doran eb210109b; TRIBUTE: The statue nears completion at the foundry in Oswestry
PEGGY the carthorse is a bit down in the dumps - she's been banned from a Tyneside pub where she was once a regular.
He is not a 27-or 28-year-old carthorse but a 20-year-old with great potential, and I would be amazed if that potential was not realised at St James' Park.
Being sledged as a carthorse by the whippet of a forward sprinting past you is in the history of every centre-half from Liverpool to the Lazarou Sunday League (isn't it?