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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.
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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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Paul was recently awarded an MBE for his services to football and charity and will follow in the footsteps of former Sky Blues manager, Jimmy Hill, who rode a horse around the Highfield Road stadium in 1967, albeit with his hunting clothes on.
My horse's name was Thunderbolt--The fastest horse around.
During one battle, he was found hiding out in his tent, and when he came under attack in South Carolina, he wheeled his horse around and galloped--nonstop--to Charlotte, North Carolina, 60 miles away.
He begins to panic and grabs the horse around the neck shouting for it to stop.
Peddlers has got as much pace as any other horse around. He won his four-yearold maiden in Liscarroll over 2m4f and that trip is a nice one for horses in the spring of their first year on the track.