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  • n. Plural form of carthorse.


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  • Without a clear picture, many writers find they struggle to continue writing about that character, they becomes muddied or confused, characters simply become carthorses for ideologies or created to solve an issue the plot has right now.

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  • She had them executed in a terrible and ingenious fashion, torn limb from limb by carthorses.


  • The reason I am confident about selective breeding for athletic prowess is that the qualities needed are so similar to those that demonstrably work in the breeding of racehorses and carthorses, of greyhounds and sledge dogs.


  • This included using chemical stimulants; placing a blanket soaked in mares 'urine on stallions; and even introducing reluctant thoroughbreds to a harem of carthorses in the hope that they might be stimulated by "rough trade".

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  • Labour on the farm was gruelling, with only rudimentary mechanisation; carthorses did the work of the tractors that lay many years in Kiln Farms future.

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  • Their deep voices boomed out like an invisible chorus as Aloysius swerved to miss the vehicle with its heaving carthorses.


  • Among the deliverables achieved: the building of 15 new schools in six months; implementation of a spatial database for land reform; deworming and immunising thousands of carthorses, dogs and cats; partly ridding De Doorns of the bucket system; and bringing down the crime rate in Khayelitsha.

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  • Throw this pretty child under carthorses feet and a loaded waggon, sooner than take him there.

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  • This was the Temple and Priory of Thenoth, the Lord of the Beasts, and this Order took it on themselves to succor and care for injured, sick, and aged animals, from sparrows and pigeons to broken-down carthorses.

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  • Rebecca West, whom he interviewed in Chicago in 1923, described him as a "Gothic angel ... with the vitality of seven carthorses."

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