from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A horse that draws a cart, or is intended or suitable for such work.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I knew from previous shifts that my thighs would hurt as if I'd done the Grand National on a cart-horse the next morning.

    Riding the tube to work

  • It's like the difference between a cart-horse and a thoroughbred; I had to be the cart-horse!

    Shira Lazar: Join 'The Inspired Nation'!

  • The cart-horse Boxer (Russian working class) devotes himself to the cause with particular passion, committing his great strength to the prosperity of the farm and adopting as a personal axiom the affirmation "I will work harder."

    ANIMAL FARM - 2009

  • “A cart-horse thinks so,” said Mowbray; “but we must do as others do, and gentlemen and ladies are of a different opinion.”

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • A man who regularly does this kind of lifting, he warned, “will become as inflexible as a cart-horse.”

    From the Ancient Greeks to Yoga Chic

  • Dasie's cart-horse mount disliked the fuss and noise of the warriors who helped their Great One up on her horse's back.

    Renegade's Magic

  • I think his nose too long, his forehead too low, and his legs (except in the case of the cart-horse) ridiculously thin by comparison with the size of his body.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

  • We have had to lighten a heavy cart-horse named Charley.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

  • Not even by the boy could you do your duty but, weak and effeminate, you are worn out like a cart-horse at a hill, you have lost both labor and sweat!


  • The light ones are all right; it is the heavy ones, of the cart-horse breed, that feel it most.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.