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  • It was a fine steed of the Cuttyawar breed, high-crested, with broad hind-quarters; he was of

    The Surgeon's Daughter 2008

  • He saw Priam sitting on his throne, dressed in elaborate armor decorated with gold and silver, a high-crested helmet upon his lap.

    Lord of the Silver Bow Gemmell, David 2005

  • One gate had been opened a little, and six riders awaited him, silent men clad in high-crested helmets and seated on tall horses.

    Lord of the Silver Bow Gemmell, David 2005

  • Well, the horses were brought out, and when Mr. Knightley lifted his wife up on to her saddle on the high-crested gray thoroughbred with a dash of Arab blood from an old Satellite strain, I guess he was never better pleased with anything in the world.

    Robbery Under Arms 2004

  • Such is the wretched condition of this world, that they shame not (fat, foggie, and nastie Abbey-lubbers) to shew how full-fedde they live in their Cloysters, with cherry cheekes, and smooth shining lookes, gay and gaudy garments, far from the least expression of humility, not walking in the streets like Doves: but high-crested like Cockes, with well cramd gorges.

    The Decameron 2004

  • The sun was breaking through the shredding clouds to glint on the breastplates and the high-crested helmets of the Cuirassiers.

    Sharpe's Waterloo Cornwell, Bernard, 1944- 1990

  • Before a columned portico stood two soldiers in high-crested helmets, holding shields blazoned with hawks.

    The Praise Singer Renault, Mary 1978

  • He leads Slothrop into detachments of Soviet tankers, into heaps of ruins high-crested as the sea, that collapse around and, given a chance, on top of you the minute you step in, also into sucking marshes where the reeds pull away in your fingers when you try to grab them, and the smell is of protein disaster.

    Gravity's Rainbow Pynchon, Thomas 1978

  • His horse -- a high-crested, fine-legged Andalusian, whose jetty coat looked yet blacker by contrast with the white sheep-skin that covered the saddle, and the flakes of foam with which his impatient champings had covered his broad chest -- was tied up near the stable door, the bridle removed, finishing out of a nose-bag a plentiful feed of maize.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845. Various

  • From the blood of Vritra, O son of Pritha, were born high-crested cocks.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 Kisari Mohan [Translator] Ganguli


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