Word usage examples
The perches were curving, polished hobbyhorses leaning outward from trumpet-bell pedestals.
Then Ann moved to the hobbyhorses while Richard rose, brushing his hands against his jeans with a forced nonchalance.
The native, first placing a calabash beneath the nose, as it were, of his curious-looking log-steed, for the purpose of receiving the grated fragments as they fall, mounts astride of it as if it were a hobby-horse, and twirling the inside of his hemispheres of cocoanut around the sharp teeth of the mother-of-pearl shell, the pure white meat falls in snowy showers into the receptacle provided.
The Hobby-Horse, who was behind the dolmen, gave a shrill squeak and went off.
I do remember her big hobby-horse was constructing 3-D seismological models, you know, for trying to project what would happen along this faultline if that crustal plate moved in such-and-such a direction.
Old Tabaret took his place at the table, and helped himself to soup, but mounting his hobby-horse again, he forgot to eat, and remained, his spoon in the air, as though suddenly struck by an idea.
She found that, after the Guiser had acted out his mock decapitation, the Sons danced again and the Betty and Hobby-Horse improvised.
This was his hobby-horse, and he was always quoting it, making the passage square with his momentary feelings.
Soon he is allowing her to prepare salads, and confiding minor Arcana of French Haute Cuisine, its historical beginnings among the arts of the Poisoner, its need to be carried on in an Attitude of unwavering Contempt for any who would actually chew, swallow, and attempt to digest it, and come back for more, the first Thousand Pot-lid settings, from Le Gastreau's fam'd article in the Encyclopédie, the Pot-Lid being indeed a particular Hobby-Horse of Armand's, upon its proper Arrangement often hanging the difference between success and failure.
Some of the boys pranced about on richly caparisoned hobby-horses brandishing long javelins with gay streamers of bright ribands attached to them.