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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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According to the rules of From the Horse's Mouth, the structured improvisation we're part of, he is free to lure me away from the pattern I'm treading into the floor, and lure he does.
It looked as though the filly might be called to the witness box at the Old Bailey after an expert suggested a lawyer should get the answer to a question straight from the horse's mouth.
BBC Southern Counties presenter Hart questioned whether McCammon was talented enough for the Coca-Cola Championship and soon got his answer - straight from the horse's mouth.
Kim Kimberlee-Smith, fundraiser at the charity, said: "This is a really special occasion, very few people will get to hear the story of the creation of Alnwick Garden from the horse's mouth, so to speak.
We await confirmation of the dyeing from the horse's mouth.
A Chamber spokesman said: "It will be really good for firms to hear what Rover is up to straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak.
And that's what's so amusing - all these detailed stories claiming, two sources said, or, I have sources, yet nothing ever comes from the horse's mouth.
So it's not just books and magazines he studies; he picks up information straight from the horse's mouth.
Members and visitors have free access to From the Horse's Mouth, by Greg Melikov, special Allhorseracing.