Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mare of blooded breed; a female blood-horse.

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Examples

  • Tom Faggus, the great highwayman, and his young blood-mare, the strawberry!

    Lorna Doone

  • But the children did not return in them; for on the quay, where the balks were due, to be warped ashore unlashed and conveyed inland to the mines, stood Jim Tregay waiting with their grandfather's blood-mare Actress harnessed in a spring-cart.

    Shining Ferry

  • 'It was tit for tat: your blood-mare -- my old Robin.

    The Gentleman A Romance of the Sea

  • Dickon broke his neck near Warrington Bridge, in an attempt to show off a foundered blood-mare which he wished to palm upon a Manchester merchant who had joined the insurgents.

    Rob Roy

  • When only eight, I won the St. Remy Cup at the Pilwiddle races, -- riding my favorite blood-mare Hellfire.

    The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales With Condensed Novels, Spanish and American Legends, and Earlier Papers

  • Daisy was a good blood-mare of my uncle's, and to such a proposition I could not for my soul say no; so we rode in safety to

    Barry Lyndon

  • a foundered blood-mare which he wished to palm upon a Manchester merchant who had joined the insurgents.

    Rob Roy

  • Daisy was a good blood-mare of my uncle’s, and to such a proposition I could not for my soul say no; so we rode in safety to Kilwangan, and I felt myself as proud as any prince when she promised to dance a country-dance with me.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • a small man with a hooked nose and an extremely emaciated face, who wore a plain habit of dark purple and rode a sorrel blood-mare of no especial points.

    The Blue Pavilions

  • Her head like a young blood-mare, that’s mettlesome

    Krindlesyke

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