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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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Innocent counselor behavior and horseplay can also lead to camper injury.
Reached by telephone, Matthew Steinberg said he was "flabbergasted" to learn of the lawsuit against his family, and agreed with the district that the incident was an accident resulting from horseplay.
Chris Peck's score was generated live--mostly from the manipulation of computer keyboards--and the minimal activities of the musicians seated at the side of the stage floor (Peek, Jaime Fennelly, and Stephen Rush) became a welcome juxtaposition to the horseplay onstage.
The 24-year-old man, who works in a mainly female office, needed a tetanus jab after cheeky workplace horseplay "got out of hand".
BOOZY horseplay landed a man in court - for riding a stallion through the streets of Newcastle while drunk.
However, horseplay is the biggest cause of accidents in the home, resulting in one in four accidents and a total bill of pounds 325million.
Someone in the CPS, no doubt well-qualified and highly paid, sanctioned the charging of a 12 year old with grievous bodily harm for using an elastic band to flick a paper pellet at a classmate during an in -school bout of horseplay.
Mr Colin Doyle, defending, said Ball had been celebrating the birth of his girlfriend's baby and had been involved in horseplay after drinking more than he should have done.
Activists and Pierce's attorneys also accused the mayor and city leaders of smearing Pierce by bringing up old photographs of firehouse horseplay -- such as dumping water on colleagues, smearing mustard and condiments over restrained firefighters and shaving their genitals -- to minimize his claim of a racially motivated prank.
This isn't caused by inebriated horseplay, but a deliberate (and successful) attempt to cause damage.
Married man Michael Samways, 38, denies groping the assistant in a storeroom, saying all that went on between them was horseplay, which was common between staff.
CCTV footage from security cameras showed the firefighters inside the foyer and Mr Hall engaging in horseplay.