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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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Granted, the carthorses function economically, but the photographs demonstrate that they embody more than working units and are not necessarily instrumentalised.
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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.
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But the 44-year-old must be worried that this won't be the place for him to hit back at former coach David Leadbetter's recent description of him as 'a carthorse.
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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
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.