Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ornament on the collar of a cart-horse.
“‘Right to a hounce,’ says he, ‘nine stun four they’ve put on him, and him an untried horse.”
“She would keep a book, "and every hounce that came into this house -- be it rabbit or be it liver -- shall be put down.”
“She said _I_ wos _'er_ form to a hounce, and if anyone looked more”
“And ask, shame-faced like, for their gargle, 'as p'r'aps is a' ot sixteen hounce.”
“The famous and fab'lous Franko o 'Florence, the fire-eatin', flame-swallerin ', fat feller as weighs thirty-two stone if a hounce -- seein's believin' -- and all for a tanner -- a tanner!”
“We tried a roast, but there ain't a hounce of meat on one o 'them Yankee carkages.”
“London gives about a guinea a hounce for w'en 'e feeds lords n' dooks.”
“Right to a hounce,' says he, 'nine stun four they've put on him, and him an untried horse.”
“And not honly that," he continued, without heeding my question, "she hain't a got a hounce of tender feelin's in her natur.”
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