Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of the family Equidæ, formerly conterminous with the family, now often restricted to the horses proper, as distinguished from the asses and zebras. The horse is E. caballus. See horse, and cut under Equidæ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A genus of mammals, including the horse, ass, etc.
- n. type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae
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“DORA: I remember I told him how that came from equus, the Latin word for horse.”
“Michael too, is terminal, so to speak, and his speech also constitutes yet another Von Trier equus reference, given Gehrig's nickname, "The Iron Horse" – or more literally and ultimately perhaps symbolically: he is a damn Yankee with cancer; her”
“Donkeys, however -- equus asinus - where we get the word asinine -- are principally known for stubbornness, a demonstration of which is now in session.”
“Donkeys, however -- equus asinus- where we get the word asinine -- are principally known for stubbornness, a demonstration of which is now in session.”
“Not to beat this proverbial equus mortuus, but that's not necessarily so, Coop.”
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“Quo in loco equus hunc mundum insinuat qui per elationem suam in cursu labentium temporum spumat et quia antichristus extrema mundi adprehendere nititur.”
“Hominem te agnoscere nequeo, cum tanquam asinus recalcitres, lascivias ut taurus, hinnias ut equus post mulieres, ut ursus ventri indulgeas, quum rapias ut lupus, &c. at inquis formam hominis habeo, Id magis terret, quum feram humana specie videre me putem.”
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