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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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Its Horsing Around package is pounds 227 per person for group riding lessons or pounds 269 per person for exclusive private lessons and includes: A one-night stay in a superior room, a one-hour horse ride in Hyde Park, a cocktail and a full English breakfast.
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In a nutshell: Overwrought tale of a working-class boxer's sojourn in an elite Nazi prep school leads to kinda gay horsing around and the standard revelations about the evils of fascism.
It culminated in the three of them horsing around in the loos of Green Park underground station.
THERE was plenty of horsing around by Liverpool schoolchildren on a special trip to Aintree Racecourse.
YOUNG Charlie Hayward (left) isn't horsing around when it comes to having fun or learning about energy efficiency.
A 21-year-old Redditch woman who took part in a crazy fund-raising stunt is celebrating after her horsing around helped raise pounds 500 for the Lord Mayor of Birmingham's chosen charities.
But it very often is, especially when Depp and Winslet are horsing around with the four young British actors who play the Llewelyn Davies boys.
PRINCE Harry had fun horsing around as his dad took a thrashing on the polo field yesterday.