Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A horse that draws a cart, or is intended or suitable for such work.
“I knew from previous shifts that my thighs would hurt as if I'd done the Grand National on a cart-horse the next morning.”
“It's like the difference between a cart-horse and a thoroughbred; I had to be the cart-horse!”
“The cart-horse Boxer (Russian working class) devotes himself to the cause with particular passion, committing his great strength to the prosperity of the farm and adopting as a personal axiom the affirmation "I will work harder.”
““A cart-horse thinks so,” said Mowbray; “but we must do as others do, and gentlemen and ladies are of a different opinion.””
“A man who regularly does this kind of lifting, he warned, “will become as inflexible as a cart-horse.””
“Dasie's cart-horse mount disliked the fuss and noise of the warriors who helped their Great One up on her horse's back.”
“I think his nose too long, his forehead too low, and his legs (except in the case of the cart-horse) ridiculously thin by comparison with the size of his body.”
“We have had to lighten a heavy cart-horse named Charley.”
“Not even by the boy could you do your duty but, weak and effeminate, you are worn out like a cart-horse at a hill, you have lost both labor and sweat!”
“The light ones are all right; it is the heavy ones, of the cart-horse breed, that feel it most.”
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