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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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We first encounter Latif (Hossein Abedini) taking a little time off on his early morning trip to the baker to spy on a young couple that's happily horsing around in a park.
Even when they're horsing around at home, they're using their techniques,'' Nathaniel said.
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It wasn't much like the day after last year's 29-point blowout at Arizona State, when the Bruins were horsing around on gymnastics equipment after their workout.
The California Rangers Eagle Troop wasn't horsing around Sunday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.
SHE was snubbed by Cartier, but Jordan is finally horsing around at an equestrian event.
NO point horsing around when you need a ride to the circus as these cats find out yesterday.
I think this started out as a bunch of horsing around by people who were doing a lot of drinking,'' Fresno County Judge Michael Feinberg said.
HORSING AROUND Emily Ritchie with a Shetland pony and Irish Wolfhound in Co Clare yesterday Picture: BRIAN ARTHUR/PRESS 22/PA WIRE
Such horsing around - you might call it the hoof-and-mouth style of interviewing - has earned the country star lots of laughs and certainly hasn't hurt his top-selling ``Something That We Do'' single.