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Neighing

Neigh \Neigh\ (n[=a]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Neighed (n[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Neighing.] [OE. neien, AS. hn[=ae]gan, prob. of imitative origin; cf. MHG. n[=e]gen, Icel. hneggja, gneggja, Sw. gn["a]gga. Cf. Nag a horse.]

  1. To utter the cry of the horse; to whinny.

  2. To scoff or sneer; to jeer. [Obs.]

    Neighed at his nakedness.
    --Beau. & Fl.

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neighing

n. The sound made by a horse; an act or instance of the verb ''neigh''. vb. (present participle of neigh English)

Usage examples of "neighing".

And instead of the deadly silence the whole place rang with the sound of happy roarings, brayings, yelpings, barkings, squealings, cooings, neighings, stampings, shouts, hurrahs, songs and laughter.

The quartermaster proved right, for as the cloud came nearer, quite a chorus of bleatings and neighings, and bel-lowings escaped from it, mingled with the loud tones of a human voice, in the shape of cries, and whistles, and vo-ciferations.

And instead of the deadly silence the whole place rang with the sound of happy roarings, brayings, yelpings, barkings, squealings, cooings, neighings, stampings, shouts, hurrahs, songs and laughter.

The horses no sooner espied him than, excited, but not alarmed, the whole drove, with neighings, aud tails uplifted like banners, commenced coursing around him in an extended circle, which gradually became smaller and smaller, until they came in close contact.

Such people would naturally imagine that the mighty and interminable procession which moved through its street night and day, with its confused roar of shouts and cries, its neighings and bellowings and bleatings and its muffled thunder-tramp, was the one great thing in this world, and themselves somehow the proprietors of it.