Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A horse kept in the stud for breeding purposes; a stallion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A stallion, esp. one kept for breeding.
- n. adult male horse kept for breeding
“Look at him crawl around -- he acts like an old stud-horse.”
“He's seen a few with stud-horse clothes and white spats and monocles on who had gone through Kansas to shoot in the Rocky Mountains.”
“Eskimos drilled patiently at ivory tusks and gambled the furs from their backs at stud-horse poker.”
“Western Supply Company is execution proof, its assets consisting of some stud-horse office furniture and a corporate seal.”
“Another side table was surrounded by a gathering of Broadway statues and gambling house hangers-on, who were engaged in a game called 'hide the heart,' and the last table had a circle of big, heavy-bodied and solid-looking men about it who were putting up on a game known as 'stud-horse poker.”
“You see, no games but poker -- draw, stud-horse and straight, and hide the heart -- are allowed to be run.”
“Breeding a stud-horse stands at 10,000-25,000 euros.”
“There are guys from CU's incoming class that will end up being good/great players, and there will be stud-horse recruits at other schools that will be complete busts.”
“…Now look here, Mrs. Clemens & I require that you bide in this shanty while in Hartford…Telegraph me what train you’ll arrive by, & I will waltz down after you with private carriage, & will throw an amount of style around you that will make you say, yourself, that you wouldn’t trade places with a stud-horse.48”
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