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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Horse  \Horse\,  n.  (Student  Slang) 
  a  A  translation  or  other  illegitimate  aid  in  study  or 
  examination;  --  called  also  {trot},  {pony},  {Dobbin}. 
  b  Horseplay;  tomfoolery. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Footrope  \Foot"rope`\,  n.  (Aut.) 
  a  The  rope  rigged  below  a  yard,  upon  which  men  stand  when 
  reefing  or  furling;  --  formerly  called  a  {horse}. 
  b  That  part  of  the  boltrope  to  which  the  lower  edge  of  a 
  sail  is  sewed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Horse  \Horse\  (h[^o]rs),  n.  [AS.  hors;  akin  to  OS  hros,  D.  & 
  OHG.  ros,  G.  ross,  Icel.  hross;  and  perh.  to  L.  currere  to 
  run,  E.  course,  current  Cf  {Walrus}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  hoofed  quadruped  of  the  genus  {Equus}; 
  especially,  the  domestic  horse  ({E.  caballus}),  which  was 
  domesticated  in  Egypt  and  Asia  at  a  very  early  period.  It 
  has  six  broad  molars,  on  each  side  of  each  jaw,  with  six 
  incisors,  and  two  canine  teeth,  both  above  and  below.  The 
  mares  usually  have  the  canine  teeth  rudimentary  or 
  wanting.  The  horse  differs  from  the  true  asses,  in  having 
  a  long,  flowing  mane,  and  the  tail  bushy  to  the  base. 
  Unlike  the  asses  it  has  callosities,  or  chestnuts,  on  all 
  its  legs.  The  horse  excels  in  strength,  speed,  docility, 
  courage,  and  nobleness  of  character,  and  is  used  for 
  drawing,  carrying,  bearing  a  rider,  and  like  purposes. 
 
  Note:  Many  varieties,  differing  in  form  size,  color,  gait, 
  speed,  etc.,  are  known  but  all  are  believed  to  have 
  been  derived  from  the  same  original  species.  It  is 
  supposed  to  have  been  a  native  of  the  plains  of  Central 
  Asia,  but  the  wild  species  from  which  it  was  derived  is 
  not  certainly  known  The  feral  horses  of  America  are 
  domestic  horses  that  have  run  wild;  and  it  is  probably 
  true  that  most  of  those  of  Asia  have  a  similar  origin. 
  Some  of  the  true  wild  Asiatic  horses  do  however, 
  approach  the  domestic  horse  in  several  characteristics. 
  Several  species  of  fossil  ({Equus})  are  known  from  the 
  later  Tertiary  formations  of  Europe  and  America.  The 
  fossil  species  of  other  genera  of  the  family 
  {Equid[ae]}  are  also  often  called  horses,  in  general 
  sense 
 
  2.  The  male  of  the  genus  horse,  in  distinction  from  the 
  female  or  male;  usually,  a  castrated  male. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  3.  Mounted  soldiery;  cavalry;  --  used  without  the  plural 
  termination;  as  a  regiment  of  horse;  --  distinguished 
  from  foot. 
 
  The  armies  were  appointed,  consisting  of  twenty-five 
  thousand  horse  and  foot.  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  A  frame  with  legs,  used  to  support  something  as  a 
  clotheshorse,  a  sawhorse,  etc 
 
  5.  A  frame  of  timber,  shaped  like  a  horse,  on  which  soldiers 
  were  made  to  ride  for  punishment. 
 
  6.  Anything  actual  or  figurative,  on  which  one  rides  as  on  a 
  horse;  a  hobby. 
 
  7.  (Mining)  A  mass  of  earthy  matter,  or  rock  of  the  same 
  character  as  the  wall  rock,  occurring  in  the  course  of  a 
  vein,  as  of  coal  or  ore;  hence  to  take  horse  --  said  of  a 
  vein  --  is  to  divide  into  branches  for  a  distance. 
 
  8.  (Naut.) 
  a  See  {Footrope},  a. 
  b  A  breastband  for  a  leadsman. 
  c  An  iron  bar  for  a  sheet  traveler  to  slide  upon 
  d  A  jackstay.  --W.  C.  Russell.  --Totten. 
 
  Note:  Horse  is  much  used  adjectively  and  in  composition  to 
  signify  of  or  having  to  do  with  a  horse  or  horses, 
  like  a  horse,  etc.;  as  horse  collar,  horse  dealer  or 
  horse?dealer,  horsehoe,  horse  jockey;  and  hence  often 
  in  the  sense  of  strong,  loud,  coarse,  etc.;  as 
  horselaugh,  horse  nettle  or  horse-nettle,  horseplay, 
  horse  ant,  etc 
 
  {Black  horse},  {Blood  horse},  etc  See  under  {Black},  etc 
 
  {Horse  aloes},  caballine  aloes. 
 
  {Horse  ant}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  ant  ({Formica  rufa});  -- 
  called  also  {horse  emmet}. 
 
  {Horse  artillery},  that  portion  of  the  artillery  in  which  the 
  cannoneers  are  mounted,  and  which  usually  serves  with  the 
  cavalry;  flying  artillery. 
 
  {Horse  balm}  (Bot.),  a  strong-scented  labiate  plant 
  ({Collinsonia  Canadensis}),  having  large  leaves  and 
  yellowish  flowers. 
 
  {Horse  bean}  (Bot.),  a  variety  of  the  English  or  Windsor  bean 
  ({Faba  vulgaris}),  grown  for  feeding  horses. 
 
  {Horse  boat},  a  boat  for  conveying  horses  and  cattle,  or  a 
  boat  propelled  by  horses. 
 
  {Horse  bot}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Botfly},  and  {Bots}. 
 
  {Horse  box},  a  railroad  car  for  transporting  valuable  horses, 
  as  hunters.  [Eng.] 
 
  {Horse}  {breaker  or  trainer},  one  employed  in  subduing  or 
  training  horses  for  use 
 
  {Horse  car}. 
  a  A  railroad  car  drawn  by  horses.  See  under  {Car}. 
  b  A  car  fitted  for  transporting  horses. 
 
  {Horse  cassia}  (Bot.),  a  leguminous  plant  ({Cassia 
  Javanica}),  bearing  long  pods,  which  contain  a  black, 
  catharic  pulp,  much  used  in  the  East  Indies  as  a  horse 
  medicine. 
 
  {Horse  cloth},  a  cloth  to  cover  a  horse. 
 
  {Horse  conch}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  spiral,  marine  shell  of 
  the  genus  Triton.  See  {Triton}. 
 
  {Horse  courser}. 
  a  One  that  runs  horses,  or  keeps  horses  for  racing. 
  --Johnson. 
  b  A  dealer  in  horses.  [Obs.]  --Wiseman. 
 
  {Horse  crab}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  Limulus;  --  called  also 
  {horsefoot},  {horsehoe  crab},  and  {king  crab}. 
 
  {Horse  crevall['e]}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  cavally. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Horse  \Horse\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Horsed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Horsing}.]  [AS.  horsion.] 
  1.  To  provide  with  a  horse,  or  with  horses;  to  mount  on  or 
  as  on  a  horse.  ``Being  better  horsed,  outrode  me.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  sit  astride  of  to  bestride.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  cover,  as  a  mare;  --  said  of  the  male. 
 
  4.  To  take  or  carry  on  the  back  as  the  keeper,  horsing  a 
  deer.  --S.  Butler. 
 
  5.  To  place  on  the  back  of  another,  or  on  a  wooden  horse, 
  etc.,  to  be  flogged;  to  subject  to  such  punishment. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Horse  \Horse\,  v.  i. 
  To  get  on  horseback.  [Obs.]  --Shelton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  horse 
  n  1:  solid-hoofed  herbivorous  quadruped  domesticated  since 
  prehistoric  times  [syn:  {Equus  caballus}] 
  2:  a  padded  gymnastic  apparatus  on  legs 
  3:  troops  trained  to  fight  on  horseback:  "500  horse  led  the 
  attack"  [syn:  {cavalry},  {horse  cavalry}] 
  4:  a  framework  for  holding  wood  that  is  being  sawed  [syn:  {sawhorse}, 
  {sawbuck},  {buck}] 
  5:  a  chessman  in  the  shape  of  a  horse's  head;  can  move  two 
  squares  horizontally  and  one  vertically  (or  vice  versa) 
  [syn:  {knight}] 
  6:  a  morphine  derivative  [syn:  {heroin},  {diacetyl  morphine},  {H}, 
  {junk},  {scag},  {shit},  {smack}] 
  v  :  provide  with  a  horse  or  horses 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Horse 
  always  referred  to  in  the  Bible  in  connection  with  warlike 
  operations,  except  Isa.  28:28.  The  war-horse  is  described  Job 
  39:19-25.  For  a  long  period  after  their  settlement  in  Canaan  the 
  Israelites  made  no  use  of  horses,  according  to  the  prohibition, 
  Deut.  17:16.  David  was  the  first  to  form  a  force  of  cavalry  (2 
  Sam.  8:4).  But  Solomon,  from  his  connection  with  Egypt,  greatly 
  multiplied  their  number  (1  Kings  4:26;  10:26,  29).  After  this 
  horses  were  freely  used  in  Israel  (1  Kings  22:4;  2  Kings  3:7; 
  9:21,  33;  11:16).  The  furniture  of  the  horse  consisted  simply  of 
  a  bridle  (Isa.  30:28)  and  a  curb  (Ps.  32:9). 
 




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