Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of curing diseases of the horse; veterinary surgery.

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Examples

  • There was he pestered, until Gargantua, with the end of his staff, thrust down the rest of the villain's tripes into the water whilst the horse pulled out his foot; and, which is a wonderful thing in hippiatry, the said horse was thoroughly cured of a ringbone which he had in that foot by this touch of the burst guts of that great looby.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 1

  • There was he pestered, until Gargantua, with the end of his staff, thrust down the rest of the villain’s tripes into the water whilst the horse pulled out his foot; and, which is a wonderful thing in hippiatry, the said horse was thoroughly cured of a ringbone which he had in that foot by this touch of the burst guts of that great looby.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

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