Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A post to which horses are hitched; a hitching-post.

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Examples

  • Under the treaties of 1858 and 1860 a post-route between the Russian frontier and Kalgan was established, and in spite of the competing railway through Manchuria, a horse-post still crosses the desert three times a month each way.

    A Wayfarer in China Impressions of a trip across West China and Mongolia

  • "I ain't got time to play horse-post here all day."

    The Furnace of Gold

  • I stood on the edge of the sidewalk, clinging to the horse-post, and appealed in vain to wagons going by.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866

  • They dragged him to the horse-post, backed him against it, chained him to it, and piled wood and pine cones around him waist-deep.

    A Double-Barreled Detective Story

  • As I turned to the horse-post she even followed me; and I make no shame to confess that I rode away with the one stirrup on and scrambling for the other.

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

  • After she had looked through the glass, she laid it down, leaned her head back against the pillow, for she was very tired, and then said, "Why don't you unchain the horse from the horse-post?"

    The Peterkin Papers

  • The street of Calistoga joins the perpendicular to both-a wide street, with bright, clean, low houses, here and there a verandah over the sidewalk, here and there a horse-post, here and there lounging townsfolk.

    The Silverado Squatters

  • "Why don't you unchain the horse from the horse-post?"

    The Peterkin Papers

  • Page 228 horse-post, stood the picture of unconcern; while a crowd of negro men, women, and children, were looking on.

    Dred; A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp. Vol. I

  • Jerry in a full canter, and adroitly throwing himself off before they had any idea of stopping, he brought them up alongside of the horse-post like a tornado.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

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