American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The young offspring of a horse or other equine animal, especially one under a year old.
- v. To give birth to a foal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The young of the equine genus of quadrupeds, of either sex; a colt or a filly.
- n. In coal-mining. See the extract.
- To bring forth, as a colt or filly: said of a mare or a she-ass.
- To bring forth young, as an animal of the horse kind.
- n. A young (male or female) horse, especially just after birth or less than a year old.
- v. equestrian To give birth; to bear offspring.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoö.) The young of any animal of the Horse family
(Equidæ); a colt; a filly.
- v. To bring forth (a colt); -- said of a mare or a she ass.
- v. To bring forth young, as an animal of the horse kind.
- n. a young horse
- v. give birth to a foal
- Old English fola, from Proto-Germanic *fulô, from pre-Germanic *pl̥Hon-, from Proto-Indo-European *pōlH- ‘animal young’ (compare Ancient Greek πώλος (pṓlos), Latin pullus, Albanian pelë ‘mare’, Armenian ul ‘kid, fawn’). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English fole, from Old English fola. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Diane Lane's Penny Chenery Tweedy takes charge of her father's troubled farm as a foal is born in 1970 and goes on to win the Triple Crown.”
“Remember not to neglect your brood mares, particularly those that have difficulty getting in foal or keeping a pregnancy beyond 45 days.”
“And the wolf-dog, with ears flattened down and crouching, would slide silkily away, only to circle up to the foal from the other side and give cause to the mare for new alarm.”
“Controlling Eastern tent caterpillars is vital to area horse farms, as UK research has strongly linked the caterpillars with outbreaks of Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS), which can cause late-term foal losses, early-term fetal losses, and weak foals.”
“He mentions, however, the [Greek: pôlion], or bit of livid flesh, which we call the foal's bit, and which he says the mare ejects before the foal. ”
“And at Mill Ridge, La Ville Rouge is in foal again by Dynaformer.”
“The Queen has spent nearly 60 years trying to breed a Derby winner, carefully choosing which of her mares to send to which stallion in the hope that, if the coin spins the right way and the foal is a colt, it might be good enough to emerge from the annual crop of thousands to win at Epsom three years later.”
“LOUISVILLE Susan Casner knew what she wanted to name the foal almost from the instant that her mare, Sweet Damsel, gave birth.”
“To this the great length of the shank and pastern in the foal is a serious obstacle, and in all cases the foot should be protected in the palm of the hand while being brought up over the brim of the pelvis; otherwise the womb may be torn.”
“A curious adventure happened to that little foal, which is worthy of record.”
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