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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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Horseplay has been kept ticking over since then, and will have gained plenty from a beneficial spin at Epsom last week, when she appeared to take everything in her stride.
First, horseplay permits a shift away from a "top-down" emphasis on social structure towards a more nuanced understanding of how situated social actors seek to negotiate worlds not of their own making.
But Bowen, now of Harrow Road, Daventry, insisted that although he went to the house and there was some horseplay, nothing inappropriate happened.
With that, Massa neatly defined a key issue in many male-on-male sexual harassment cases: The difference between "boys will be boys" horseplay and illegal behavior is often in the eye of the beholder.
Dyson, LJ also stated that 'no authority has been cited to us dealing with negligence in relation to injury caused in the course of horseplay as opposed to a formal sport or game'.
While I was reading this Sailor's account, I remembered another incident of horseplay I had read a few days earlier.
Sharp, a father of three, said it was horseplay that got out of hand.
The horseplay was part of a three week annual training exercise at Stanford Training Area near Thetford in Norfolk.
There are allusions to tap even in Twyla Tharp's Movin' Out, in the Army drill segment and in the horseplay choreography for the three guys at the center of the story.
Essentially a caper film, Horseplay tracks the attempts of Max MacKendrick (Marcus Graham) to work his way into Melbourne's horse racing establishment, a closed shop of exclusivity.
A sternly spoken rebuke at the moment the child misbehaves and a little swat on a diapered bottom-- even though the swat is lighter than normal horseplay -- do far more good at that age than the "time out" equivalent of life without parole later.
Injured person was run over and drug by a government vehicle as a result of horseplay