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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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From the Horse's Mouth was dreamed up in 1998 by Tina Croll and Jamie Cunningham.
So it's not just books and magazines he studies; he picks up information straight from the horse's mouth.
THOSE people complaining about cutbacks in spending programmes should just consider a couple of points from the horse's mouth.
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I have it from the horse's mouth ( well, Barry the manager, to be exact ( that the popular drinking establishment will be open April 4 following a massive refit by pub bosses Sir John Fitzgerald.
You're hearing it from the horse's mouth,' said Nelson.
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But yesterday, close pal Richard Demarco, an arts impresario, said: "When people live apart like that there are rumours, but until I hear it from the horse's mouth I am not going to go for it.