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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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last quarter 19th century, the felt cap foundation covered with strips of ermine and with multiple hair drops at the back, further decorated with part of an animal tail, the red-painted carved wood horns tipped with dyed horsehair and brass , strings of glass beads secure the horns, includes custom stand, Ig.
His keeper Mark Edgerley said: "Our lions are fed horsemeat, and horsehair helps with their digestion."
German-born Daniel Sinsel, 29, experiments with materials such as horsehair, precious stones and horns on painted canvas, which often feature homoerotic scenes in traditional landscapes.
A faded old horsehair sofa, With the stuffing bursting out, A galvanised bucket with a hole in And a glass cased Rainbow Trout.
This German artist works with horsehair, dog fur, plant stems, thistle or ivy seeds, and grasses and, through elemental operations like knotting, braiding, overlapping, and juxtaposition, constructs (on this occasion, small) sculptures that can be arranged on a horizontal surface or hung on the wall--almost always attached with very fine horsehair needles, which are themselves part of the work.
Only a third thought barristers should retain their wigs, although two-thirds thought the horsehair headgear should continue to be worn by judges in criminal cases.
Away from the black robes and the horsehair wig, McKern put in a string of acclaimed portrayals.
The cost of leather, porcupine quills, beads, tin cones, feathers, and horsehair is prohibitive.
His horsehair barrister's wig is caked in the sweat of actors who've worn it before and it's appeared in so many TV dramas it could have its own agent.
'We still use horsehair for the plaster, although there is also a synthetic equivalent.'
A little while ago we discovered he was allergic to horsehair when he was doing evening stables brushing down the horses.
Lady magistrates are allowed to administer the law hatless, though judges still have to sweat it out in horsehair wigs.