from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who buys and sells horses.


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  • When Mahbub Ali, a red-bearded Pashtun horse-dealer, a mentor to the eponymous, sends him in Kim to the hills to learn, he cries out: "Go up the hill and ask: Here begins the Great Game."

    Ehsan Azari Stanizai: To Solve Afghanistan's Great Game Climb the Hills and Ask

  • Raised in a village in Pembrokeshire in southwest Wales, Mr. Francis was the son of a horse-dealer, steeplechaser and farmer.

    As Jockey or Author, a Success

  • One Murphy, a gipsy horse-dealer, was on the moor at no great distance at the time, but he appears by his own confession to have been the worse for drink.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • In 1904 he emigrated to Manitoba, where he lived in the French settlement of Saint-Claude, and worked as a rancher, hunter, trapper, horse-dealer, and journalist.

    Champlain's Dream

  • The third presenting to his wine-troubled eye a patch overlooked by the apprentice, with a notable oath he rubbed it with the skirt of his overcoat, much as a horse-dealer polishes the coat of an animal that he is trying to sell.

    Two Poets

  • Go to the horse-dealer and the coachmaker who are employed by the job-master where Paccard finds work.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • His dress was also that of a horse-dealer — a close-buttoned jockey-coat, or wrap-rascal, as it was then termed, with huge metal buttons, coarse blue upper stockings, called boot-hose because supplying the place of boots, and a slouched hat.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Lankin and I took our places, the horse-dealer making room for us; and I could not help looking, with a little air of triumph, over to the Kicklebury faction, as much as to say, “You fine folks, with your large footman and supercilious airs, see what WE can do.”

    The Kickleburys on the Rhine

  • Knightsbridge, taking her tea, breaking up little bits of toast with her slim fingers, and sitting between a Belgian horse-dealer and a German violoncello-player who has a conge after the opera — like any other mortal.

    The Kickleburys on the Rhine

  • “When do you mean, sir?” says I to the fellow — a rough man, a horse-dealer.

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond


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