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  • Keene, who merely replied that he thought he should choose a hearse-horse to ride, as being at once more stately, decorative, and safe.

    The History of "Punch"

  • Walpole, consequential and lugubrious, he spoke of as "the high-stepping hearse-horse of public life."

    The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Volume 2

  • "She'll run like a scared hearse-horse," said young Grandcourt gloomily.

    The Danger Mark

  • "What'd you bring me that infernal old hearse-horse for?" said the colonel.

    Starlight Ranch and Other Stories of Army Life on the Frontier

  • FOR'ARD with it 'fore I make you swallow it, you dash-dash-dash-DASHED split between a tired mud-turtle and a crippled hearse-horse! '

    Life on the Mississippi

  • He warn't distressed any more than you be -- on the contrary, just as ca, 'm and collected as a hearse-horse; said he judged that wher' he was going to a body would find it considerable better to attract attention by a picturesque moral character than a natty burial-case with a swell door-plate on it.

    Sketches New and Old

  • He warn't distressed any more than you be -- on the contrary just as carm and collected as a hearse-horse; said he judged that wher 'he was going to, a body would find it considerable better to attract attention by a picturesque moral character than a natty burial case with a swell doorplate on it.

    The Curious Republic of Gondour, and Other Whimsical Sketches

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  • Herb hollered, "Can you even hear her hoarse hearse-horse?"

    November 9, 2011