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  • “You know, best thing to do with that high-headed horse is shoot him.”

    The Dirty Life

  • The former are leggy, high-headed, high-stepping, flashy horses with a lot of nervous energy.

    The Dirty Life

  • If I had to chose a single exhibit to convey the mystery and power of this exhibition, it would be a group of 15 bald, high-headed jadeite and serpentine male figurines seven inches tall, all facing a leader-spokesman made of granite — one thinks of Christ and his apostles — who stands against a fence made of six 10-inch-long celts carved of serpentine.

    Mysteries Carved in Stone

  • He should go and stop being so high-headed about his achievements. 5th place acceptable to Newcastle, but top 4 is where teams like Newcastle aspire to.

    jaimewolf Diary Entry

  • The tall young elf nodded greeting to him, a lord by the look of him, high-headed and comfortable.

    Dalamar the Dark

  • Sulla had walked dry-eyed and high-headed in the throng which escorted Quintus Gavius Myrto out of the city to the burning place, thrown his bunch of roses into the fierce fire, and paid a silver denarius to the undertaker as his share.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Eliza, high-headed and serene, felt like an Elisha donning a master's mantle because she was following in her teacher's footsteps.

    Prudence Crandall, Woman of Courage

  • [W. 5622.] manes more than big, bold [a] and leaping, with sack-like, distended nostrils, high-headed, towering, over-powering, wonderful, so that they shook with their ramping the thick shell of the sad-sodded earth.

    The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge

  • They rode alert, high-headed like their horses, and there was about them a suggestion of the patience which carries a man endlessly after one purpose, and a suggestion of the eagerness, too, which makes him strike swift and hard and surely when the time for action comes.

    Riders of the Silences

  • Two horses ... under his chariot; they are long-tailed, broad-hoofed, broad above, narrow beneath, high-headed, great of curve, thin-mouthed, with distended nostrils.

    Táin Bó Cúalnge. English

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