Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stable for horses.
- n. In the household of a prince or nobleman, an officer who has the superintendence and management of horses. In England the equeries are officers of the household of the sovereign, in the department of the Master of the Horse, of whom the first is styled chief equery and clerk-marshal. Their duties fall in rotation, and when the sovereign rides abroad in state an equery goes in the leading coach. Officers with the same denomination form part of the establishments of the members of the royal family.
- n. Alternative form of equerry.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as equerry.
“I realize agents are busy, but if you send a equery, it would take them no time at all to actually send a rejection.”
“An immediate response to an equery, even when it's a polite NO, gets a thank you from me.”
“Obviously you didn't read Ms. Snark's website closely enough to realize what she really wanted was your ms sent as an attachment along with your equery.”
“I'd like to introduce to you a woman who wears stilettos but has never had a bunion, enjoys promenading poodles, reading Galleycat and listening to Bat Segundo, a woman who snaps like a terrapin at the thought of an equery, and whose form rejection says, 'your mother wears army boots.”
“Because Miss Snark doesn't accept e-queries and I do, she kindly asked me to guest blog and see if I could answer your equery questions.”
“Most equery agents will also respond within a week or two.”
“Of course, there are some agents who don't respond at all but don't let them give equery-only agents a bad name.”
“I congratulate you on knowing that equery agents don't want attachments.”
“First off, I have to say I have no idea why you would save the equery-only agents for last.”
“There are some good places to get advice on how to write a good equery.”
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