Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a thin, hollow neck like a ewe's, as a horse.
- adj. Having a neck like a ewe's; said of horses in which the arch of the neck is deficient, being somewhat hollowed out.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having a neck like a ewe; -- said of horses in which the arch of the neck is deficient, being somewhat hollowed out.
“The ewe-necked gelding stopped in front of the shanty where a small light glowed in the window.”
“Such a courser; all blood and bone, short-backed, broad-chested, and -- but that he was a little ewe-necked -- faultless in form and figure.”
“Moorish horses are wiry little beasts, but you seldom see a handsome one: either they are ewe-necked or they fall away in the hindquarters; their feet are allowed to grow too long, and their legs are ruined through tight hobbling.”
“The animal should be fine in the bone, with clean muzzle, a tail like a rat's, and not ewe-necked; short on the legs.”
“Neither was there any mistaking the bug-hunter on his ewe-necked sorrel, which, displaying unexpected bursts of speed, was keeping in the lead and heading straight for the ranch-house.”
“With a startled snort, the ewe-necked pony plunged and backed around, clear of his motionless mistress.”
“The animal he rode was a hammer-headed, ewe-necked beast with a disconsolate eye and a half-shed winter coat.”
“Page the rear of that rattling dust trail, with a stiff seat and impassive face, rising and falling rhythmically on an ewe-necked silver-bitted black brute with a hammer head.”
“Squadron talk; and youre full of it, retorted Fleetwood -- I said to the major, and The captain told the chief trumpeter -- all that sort of thing -- and those Porto Rico spurs of yours, and the ewe-necked glyptosaurus you block the bridle-path with every morning.”
“At that instant the telegraph-operator appeared, carrying a dog by the scruff of the neck -- a sad-eyed, ewe-necked dog, from the four corners of which dangled enormous, cushion-like paws.”
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By Oliver Wendell Holmes (sr.?). Thanks to slumry for pointing out the link (a long time ago) to this.
Have you heard of the wonderful one-hoss shay,
That was built in such a log...
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