Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dealer in horses.
- n. One who runs horses, or keeps race-horses.
“Faustus has his leg again, and the horse-courser, I take it, a bottle of hay for his labour.”
“Go hang, you moon-calf, false faucet, you roaring horse-courser, you ranger of”
“Hereat the horse-courser was afraid, and gave the flight, thinking no other with himself but that he had pulled his leg from his body.”
“But the horse-courser marvelled with himself that Faustus bade him ride over no water.”
“The horse-courser knew well where he lay that had sold him his horse; whereupon he went angerly to his inn, where he found Dr. Faustus fast asleep and snorting on a bed.”
“But the horse-courser could no longer forbear him, but took him by the leg and began to pull him off the bed; but he pulled him so that he pulled his leg from his body, insomuch that the horse-courser fell backwards in the place.”
“After this manner he deceived a horse-courser at a fair, called”
“He would sometimes go about the markets in a frolic, with small wares, as a petty chapman; sometimes he affected to be a horse-courser; at other times he drove his own chariot, in a slave's habit.”
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“There he laid aside the habit of a cavalier, and transforming himself into the natural appearance of a horse-courser, he sold the horse to a physician, telling him at the time he bought it, that it would be greatly the better for being suffered to run at grass a fortnight or so.”
“What trade has more hard words and peculiar ways attending it, than that of a jockey, or horse-courser, as we call them!”
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