Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A race-course; also, a horse-race.

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Examples

  • And on this wise she held the throne a whole year, during which time she heard no news of her lord, and failed to hit upon his traces, which was exceeding grievous to her; so, when her distress became excessive, she summoned her Wazirs and Chamberlains and bid them fetch architects and builders and make her in front of the palace a horse-course, one parasang long and the like broad.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She sat with eyes fixed upon the gate of the horse-course, noting all who entered and saying in her soul, O Thou who restoredest Joseph to Jacob and diddest away the sorrows of Job,316 vouchsafe of Thy might and Thy majesty to restore me my lord Ali Shar; for Thou over all things art Omnipotent, O Lord of the Worlds!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Now as she was looking around, behold, she saw a man come trotting in at the gate of the horse-course; and he stayed not till he stood over the food-trays; and, finding no room save before the dish of rice, took his seat there.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He then sat with his mother and rested; and when the time of afternoon-prayers arrived, he rode with the emirs before him until he came to the horse-course, where he played with arms till the time of nightfall, together with his father and the lords of his empire; after which he returned to the palace, with all the people before him.

    Nights 738-756. The Story of Jullanar of the Sea.

  • Every day he used to ride to the horse-course; and when he returned, he sat to judge the people, and administered justice between the emir and the poor man.

    Nights 738-756. The Story of Jullanar of the Sea.

  • He then sat with his mother and rested; and when the time of afternoon-prayers arrived, he rode with the emeers before him until he came to the horse-course, where he played with arms till the time of nightfall, together with his father and the lords of his empire; after which he returned to the palace, with all the people before him.

    The Arabian Nights Their Best-known Tales

  • Every day he used to ride to the horse-course; and when he returned, he sat to judge the people, and administered justice between the emeer and the poor man.

    The Arabian Nights Their Best-known Tales

  • Meanwhile, [494] when the Sultan returned from the horse-course and entered his palace, he bade forthright carry his daughter the Lady

    Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp

  • Then, when it was the time of the midafternoon prayer [487] and the air grew cool and the heat of the sun abated, [488] the Sultan bade the troops and the Amirs and the Viziers go down to the horse-course.

    Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp

  • Then she made him drink strong wine and eat white meats, and thus she did with him for a whole month, till he regained strength; and setting out journeyed without ceasing till he arrived at Zumurrud's city where he went to the horse-course, and sat down before the dish of sweet rice and put out his hand to eat of it.

    Arabian nights. English

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