Definitions

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  • n. A pond for watering horses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pond for watering horses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To duck in a horse-pond.
  • n. A pond for watering horses.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pond for watering horses

Etymologies

horse +‎ pond (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Atholston relates that a ghoul was caught by some sturdy peasants in a churchyard at Sudbury and ducked in a horsepond.

    Supernatural Does Ghouls

  • If he's done any harm, tell him so; and if it's worse than harm, souse him in a horsepond; I've no objection: But I don't like to see a man turned out of a room; it's very unmannerly; and I did not think Hal would do such a thing. '

    Camilla

  • Willet had been his own pilot, he would have walked into a deep horsepond within a few hundred yards of his own house, and would certainly have terminated his career in that ignoble sphere of action.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • Their only child, a little girl not three years old at the time, ran out of the house alone in her little white pinafore, and, toddling across the grass of a terraced garden, pitched herself over a low wall head first into the horsepond in the yard below.

    Amy Foster

  • The least I will do, shall be, to send her home well soused in and dragged through our deepest horsepond.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • But if my deerest younge lady should come to harm, and plese your Honner, the horsepond at the Blew Bore — but Lord preserve us all from all bad mischeff, and all bad endes, I pray the

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Jack, that thou less deservest praise than a horsepond; and I wish

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • You ought to be ducked in the horsepond, you rotter!

    Ulysses

  • I ask for a horsepond or a ditch, and you tell me the cistern's out.

    Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851

  • Once, after having suffered the usual discipline of the horsepond, Dykes was carried before a Justice of Peace, and committed to Tothill Fields

    Lives of the Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences

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