Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small and usually disdained type of horse, typically bred in Scotland and Ireland.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as garran.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See garran.

Etymologies

From Scottish Gaelic gearran, Irish gearrĂ¡n. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Perhaps they resembled some of the sturdy British ponies still around today, such as the Fell Pony or the Highland Pony, also called a garron.

    Horses in seventh-century England

  • Two captains ride before them on shaggy ponies, the taller in armor, stained and rusted with many a storm and fray, the other in brilliant inlaid cuirass and helmet, gaudy sash and plume, and sword hilt glittering with gold, a quaint contrast enough to the meager garron which carries him and his finery.

    Westward Ho!

  • Actually, you can go to "Edit Profile" at the top of this (your) screen and then follow the instructions under user profile. garron

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  • I'll be available for some free labor say mid August/1st September if it can help. garron bailey

    Building on Isla Mujeres

  • Gailenga, at Telach-Maine; the buck speaking out of the bodies of the thieves in the territory of Ui-Meith; the travelling of the garron without any guide to Druimmic-Ublae, when he lay down beside the grain of wheat; the chariot, without a charioteer, [going] from Armagh to

    The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick Including the Life by Jocelin, Hitherto Unpublished in America, and His Extant Writings

  • There was a strange thumping at my ribs when I had the garron at the door, and would be tramping the long yellow straw from his forefeet, and I led him out of the yard and we were on the shoulder of the black hill when the moon was beginning to go down.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • At the burn I saw the track of the garron where he had crossed in the night, and at the burnside Dan stopped.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • "'It will be as well that one o' us is farmer enough to mind the beasts, 'said she, and went out and took the garron into his stall, for he had been clean forgot, and stood looking longingly into his stable and the wind raising a pook o' hair on his tail."

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • "With all my heart," says the waiver, who thought he might as well exchange the miller's owld garron for a betther.

    Half-Hours with Great Story-Tellers

  • I niver knew how I liked the gray garron till I was shut av him an 'Asia.'

    Soldiers Three

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