Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pile of salted fish heaped up to drain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pile of salted fish heaped up to drain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as horse-pile.

Etymologies

water +‎ horse (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So, the waterhorse being a kindly sort, takes himself to the bank of the loch near the house of a man with the reputation of a builder.

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  • I thought of the amber eyes of the waterhorse, and wondered which others were true.

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  • I had felt the emotions of the crowd turn against me as the woman spoke; all I needed now was for this man to tell the court about the waterhorse.

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  • And so the waterhorse kept his word, and returned the man to the bank near his home.

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  • Wi 'my own eyes I saw this woman call up a waterhorse from the waters of the Evil Loch, to do her bidding!

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  • The waterhorse of Loch Garve, like so many of his kind, had stolen a young girl who came to the loch to draw water, and carried her away to live in the depths of the loch and be his wife.

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  • Of course, it also yields such awkward situations as a character who was entertaining, but going nowhere, so I had to duplicate him and then kill off his first manifestation with a conveniently-timed carnivorous waterhorse.

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  • Most pointless adventure: Duplicated a character and had to kill off one version with a carnivorous waterhorse.

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  • The amoral shape-shifting waterhorse Whiskey was another favorite to read about, and the vibrant Miles Vorkosigan has the type of personality that leaps off the pages.

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  • They then loaded the fish (at this stage, called waterhorse) on barras and transported it over rocky shorelines and hills, sometimes even over steep cliff faces, to a flake or a beach for drying.

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