Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Scotch form of pony.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I would like a powney to ride, and to play upon the harpsichord as my mother did when she was young.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • "Tam the powney," he said twice, nodding his head each time he said it; "Tam the powney," and he turned away.

    The House with the Green Shutters

  • But she didnae speak plain, ye maun understand; but yam-yammered, like a powney wi 'the bit in its moo.

    Merry Men

  • I couldna see where he had been hurt; and still, though he groaned but once, I didna think he was dead, and I strove and strove again to lift him upon the back o 'the powney, and take him back to Glanton; but though I fought wi' my heart like to burst a 'the time, I couldna accomplish it.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXII

  • My faither was on a strong mare, and I was on a bit powney; and amang the cattle there was a camstairy three-year-auld bull, that wad neither hup nor drive.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXII

  • I sprang upon the back o 'the powney, and flew up to the town.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXII

  • -- I have a bit powney here, and you have your horse till we get to Marchthorn.

    St. Ronan's Well

  • Ye will die the death of a cadger's powney, in a wreath of drift! and what can I do better than lie doun and die wi 'you? for ye winna let me win siller to keep either you or mysell leevin.'

    Redgauntlet

  • a bit powney here, and you have your horse till we get to

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Ye will die the death of a cadger’s powney, in a wreath of drift! and what can I do better than lie doun and die wi’ you? for ye winna let me win siller to keep either you or mysell leevin.’

    Redgauntlet

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