Crossword clues for horse
- A narcotic that is considered a hard drug
- Buckskin, e.g.
- Morgan, for one
- Carousel figure
- Trigger, e.g.
- Houyhnhnm, for one
- Clydesdale, for one
- Kelso or Alsab
- Gymnastic device
- Word with play or laugh
- Manada member
- Word before play or trade
- Carrousel figure
- Silver, for one
- Clydesdale or Percheron
- ___ latitudes
- Part of a carrousel
- Pegasus, e.g.
- Morgan, e.g.
- Half a centaur
- Silver or Champion
- Percheron or shire
- Pimlico performer
- Shire or Suffolk
- Roan or sorrel
- See 30 Down
- Traveller in Lee's campaign
- Preakness contestant
- Greeks' ligneous ruse
- Morgan or Suffolk
- Certain racer
- Rosinante, e.g.
- Desperate need of Richard III
- Percheron or Houyhnhnm
- A quadruped
- Good thinking, with 40 Across
- Bucephalus or Rosinante
- Kind of play or sense
- Kingdom's worth, to Richard III
- Fool (around)
- Gymnastic equipment
- Richard III's need
- Centaur, in part
- Gym apparatus
- Buggy power
- Simple basketball game
- Chestnut, e.g.
- Gymnastics apparatus
- Neigh sayer
- Preakness entrant
- One taken for a ride
- Play (around)
- Bag lunch eater?
- Cowboy's companion
- Certain chess piece, informally
- Basketball shooting game
- Gymnast's equipment
- Contender in the Belmont
- Act rowdily
- Gymnastics staple
- Basketball game that involves spelling
- Palomino or pinto
- Preakness, e.g.
- Thoroughbred, e.g.
- Derby hopeful
- Mess (around)
- Carriage puller
- One with a bag lunch?
- You can bet on it
- A padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
- A highly addictive morphine derivative
- A framework for holding wood that is being sawed
- Solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Footrope \Foot"rope`\, n. (Aut.)
The rope rigged below a yard, upon which men stand when reefing or furling; -- formerly called a horse.
That part of the boltrope to which the lower edge of a sail is sewed.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English hors, from Proto-Germanic *hursa- (cognates: Old Norse hross, Old Frisian hors, Middle Dutch ors, Dutch ros, Old High German hros, German Roß "horse"), of unknown origin, connected by some with PIE root *kurs-, source of Latin currere "to run" (see current (adj.)).\n
\nThe usual Indo-European word is represented by Old English eoh, from PIE *ekwo- "horse" (see equine). In many other languages, as in English, this root has been lost in favor of synonyms, probably via superstitious taboo on uttering the name of an animal so important in Indo-European religion.\n
\nUsed since at least late 14c. of various devices or appliances which suggest a horse (as in sawhorse). To ride a horse that was foaled of an acorn (1670s) was through early 19c. a way to say "be hanged from the gallows." Slang for heroin is first attested 1950. Horse latitudes first attested 1777, the name of unknown origin, despite much speculation. Dead horse as a figure for "something that has ceased to be useful" is attested from 1630s.\n\nHORSEGODMOTHER, a large masculine wench; one whom it is difficult to rank among the purest and gentlest portion of the community.
[John Trotter Brockett, "A Glossary of North Country Words," 1829]\nThe horse's mouth as a source of reliable information is from 1921, perhaps originally of racetrack tips, from the fact that a horse's age can be determined accurately by looking at its teeth. To swap horses while crossing the river (a bad idea) is from the American Civil War and appears to have been originally one of Abe Lincoln's stories. Horse and buggy meaning "old-fashioned" is recorded from 1926 slang, originally in reference to a "young lady out of date, with long hair." The proverbial gift horse was earlier given horse:\n\nNo man ought to looke a geuen hors in the mouth.
[Heywood, 1546]\nThe modern form perhaps traces to Butler's "Hudibras" (1663), where the tight iambic tetrameter required a shorter phrase:\n\nHe ne'er consider'd it, as loth\n
To look a Gift-horse in the mouth.\n
Old English horsian "to provide with a horse or horses," from horse (n.). Related: Horsed; horsing. Sense of "to play excessive jokes on" is by 1893, mostly in formation horse around (1928), perhaps from horseplay.\n\n[A] favorite pastime for many men is to "horse" or guy a friend who has shown himself susceptible to ridicule or fun making. "Horsing" is extremely wholesome mental discipline for over sensitive or super-conceited young men. "Horsing" always implies a joke at another's expense. As to how it came into use there is no satisfactory theory to offer.
["Yale Literary Magazine," December 1893]
Etymology 1 n. 1 (lb en heading) ''Any of several animals related to Equus ferus caballus. 2 # A hoofed mammal, of the genus Equus, often used throughout history for ride and draft work. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To frolic, to act mischievously. (Usually followed by "around".) 2 (context transitive English) To provide with a horse. 3 (context obsolete English) To get on horseback. 4 To sit astride of; to bestride. 5 (context of a male horse English) To copulate with (a mare). 6 To take or carry on the back. 7 To place on the back of another person, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment. Etymology 2
n. (context uncountable slang dated English) heroin.
n. solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times [syn: Equus caballus]
a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
a chessman in the shape of a horse's head; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa) [syn: knight]
v. provide with a horse or horses
H.O.R.S.E. is a form of poker commonly played at the high-stakes tables of casinos. It consists of rounds of play cycling among:
- Texas Hold 'em,
- Omaha hi-low split-eight or better,
- Seven card Stud, and
- Seven card stud hi-low split-Eight or better.
The Horse (馬 午) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. There is a long tradition of the horse in Chinese mythology. Certain characteristics of the Horse nature are supposed to be typical of or to be associated with either a year of the Horse and its events, or in regard to the personality of someone born in such a year. Horse aspects can also enter by other chronomantic factors or measures, such as hourly.
A horse is a hoofed mammal of the species Equus ferus caballus.
Horse or Horses may also refer to:
is a 1941 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Kajiro Yamamoto and starring Hideko Takamine, whom Yamamoto had directed in his film Composition Class (Tsuzurikata Kyōshitsu) three years before. Uma was actually completed by assistant director Akira Kurosawa. It follows the story of Ine Onoda, the eldest daughter of a poor family of farmers, who raises a colt from birth and comes to love the horse dearly. When the horse is grown, the government orders it auctioned and sold to the army. Ine struggles to prevent the sale.
Horse is a 1965 underground film directed by Andy Warhol, written by Ronald Tavel, and starring Edie Sedgwick, Gregory Battcock, Tosh Carillo, Ondine, Norman Glick, Daniel Cassidy Jr., and Larry Latrae (Latreille). Warhol himself makes a cameo appearance in the film.
A photo from Horse published in Parker Tyler's book Underground Film ( Grove Press, 1969; reprint DaCapo Press, 1995) shows all the male performers dressed only in jockstraps.
Horse (born Sheena Mary McDonald, 22 November 1958 in Newport on Tay, Fife, Scotland) is a Scottish female singer-songwriter. She has a wide following in the UK and worldwide and has toured with Tina Turner and secured several record chart hits in Europe. She is noted mainly for her rich, sonorous voice, and The Scotsman referred to her as "one of Scotland's all-time great vocalists, also possessed of a keen songwriting intelligence".
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of her debut album The Same Sky, Horse and her band played the entire album on a concert tour of the United Kingdom in October and November 2010.
In 2011, Horse performed a duet with Heather Peace, on a song they wrote together: Beechwood avenue.
Horse toured in March 2011, playing an unplugged acoustic set with the full band. These concerts featured "exclusive previews of several new songs from the upcoming ninth album, as well as Horse standards and rare B sides".
She is also slated to appear in the soundtrack of the forthcoming UK independent film, About Her.
Horse appeared on the 2012 charity single 'It Does Get Better' created by The L Project. The single benefitted LGBT charities, and was written in response to the suicide of LGBT teenagers.
Horse and her band had a UK wide tour in 2012 and visited Australia (Perth, Sydney, Melbourne) to great reviews.
She performed a one-off show at the Barrowland, Glasgow 2 March 2013 with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of God's Home Movie and the release of her ninth studio album HOME.
She will be touring later this year in the UK, Germany and Australia.
Horse is the geological technical term used for any block of rock completely separated from the surrounding rock either by mineral veins or fault planes. In mining the term refers to a block of country rock entirely encased within a mineral lode. In structural geology the term was first used to describe the thrust-bounded imbricates found within a thrust duplex. In later literature it has become a general term for any block entirely bounded by faults, whether the overall deformation type is contractional, extensional or strike-slip in nature.
Usage examples of "horse".
Kuhmbuhluhners on their big horses, aided and abetted, if the tales of the fugitives were to be believed, by bearded Ahrmehnee warriors and even Moon Maidens.
I will abide thee on a good horse with all that we may need for the journey: and now I ask leave.
In the cold stream Deacon Rose bathed and performed his ablutions and meditations, while a much subdued Pryor saw to the horses.
Thus then they abode a-feasting till the sun was westering and the shadows waxed about them, and then at last Ralph rose up and called to horse, and the other wayfarers arose also, and the horses were led up to them.
Then he walked out through the pecan trees in front of the house where Antonio stood waiting with the horses and they stood for a moment in a wordless abrazo and then he mounted up into the saddle and turned the horse into the road.
By noon he was riding a farmland road where the acequias carried the water down along the foot-trodden selvedges of the fields and he stood the horse to water and walked it up and back in the shade of a cottonwood grove to cool it.
Azareel went inside to purchase rooms while Acies led the horses to the stable.
Caroline and Amelia had been shocked when James brought her home, riding before him on his horse with Acorn trailing behind.
As soon as he had been made acquainted with the contents of this, he gave orders to bring out two restive horses.
With his guardian Addis de Valence teaching him to see the small evidence left behind by men on horse or foot, he had led the small troop that caught them.
Bay came racing out of the adobe house and hugged Sloan as she stepped down from her horse.
And he drew from recollection, the raw enthusiasm of his adolescence, when ideals were a substitute for judgment, life was play, and the future entailed nothing more lively than horse raids and begetting children.
Two Boers appeared in front of the advancing line of the Imperial Light Horse and held up a flag.
The Yeomanry, the Scottish Horse, and the Constabulary poured a steady fire upon the advancing wave of Horsemen, and the guns opened with case at two hundred yards.
The horses, the bull Brutus, even the human acrobats and aerialists and jugglers.