carriage-horse love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A horse more lightly built than a draft-horse, and suitable for use with a carriage. The typical carriage-horse stands 15.1–15.3 hands high and weighs 950-1,150 pounds.


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  • I sniffed a few unknown-to-me scents, and than walked until I reached Central Park and stopped to eat an apple and an orange, while the scent of carriage-horse manure permeated the air to no end; it was already dusk, and the ducks were floating in the pond in search for left over crumbs of salty pretzels.

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  • In 1903 #48, Clemens reunited with a hero of his younger days: John T. Lewis, who in 1877 had seized the bit of a runaway carriage-horse at Quarry Hill and saved the lives of three people.

    Mark Twain

  • She was like a spirited carriage-horse that has long been idle, and suddenly finds itself without a bridle.

    The Kreutzer Sonata

  • In a little while, he was back, leading a carriage-horse, one hand on the bridle, all self-importance.

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  • So I'd been misled, conned, deceived by the city, and was later to be fleeced again in the bargain (one of those carriage-horse drivers took me and a college date on a ride wrapped in a smelly flea-bitten blanket, during which he seemed to stop every few clip-clops to clip me for another $20, until I had nothing left and we had to escape the park on foot).

    My Love Affair With This City, 'The Big Karma'-From Empire State Building to Conked Mouse-Reignited by Summer I Didn't Leave One

  • It was now the middle of June, and the weather fine; and Mr.. Elton was growing impatient to name the day, and settle with Mr. Weston as to pigeon-pies and cold lamb, when a lame carriage-horse threw every thing into sad uncertainty.


  • When Zibeline's vehicle drove up to the entrance in its turn, the General conducted his charge to the door of a marvellously equipped brougham, to which was harnessed a carriage-horse of powerful frame, well suited to the kind of vehicle he drew.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • A handsome grey carriage-horse is being shod, one hoof doubled up between the farrier's legs, as that worthy, with quick taps, drives in a long nail, and makes the shoe fast.

    The Idler Magazine, Volume III, April 1893 An Illustrated Monthly

  • It was now the middle of June and the weather fine, and Mrs Elton was growing impatient to name the day, and settle with Mr Weston as to pigeon-pies and cold lamb, when a lame carriage-horse threw everything into {114} sad uncertainty.

    A Book of English Prose Part II, Arranged for Secondary and High Schools

  • In the curve of the cove, dancing about with high, measured steps, like that of a trained carriage-horse, was the boy, his hands clutching a stout stick with which he was beating the air around him as though fighting some imaginary foe, in desperation for his life.

    Plotting in Pirate Seas


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