Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To duck in a horse-pond.
  • noun A pond for watering horses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A pond for watering horses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A pond for watering horses.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a pond for watering horses

Etymologies

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horse +‎ pond

Examples

  • Atholston relates that a ghoul was caught by some sturdy peasants in a churchyard at Sudbury and ducked in a horsepond.

    Supernatural Does Ghouls

  • Atholston relates that a ghoul was caught by some sturdy peasants in a churchyard at Sudbury and ducked in a horsepond.

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  • If he's done any harm, tell him so; and if it's worse than harm, souse him in a horsepond; I've no objection: But I don't like to see a man turned out of a room; it's very unmannerly; and I did not think Hal would do such a thing. '

    Camilla

  • Willet had been his own pilot, he would have walked into a deep horsepond within a few hundred yards of his own house, and would certainly have terminated his career in that ignoble sphere of action.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • Jack, that thou less deservest praise than a horsepond; and I wish

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Their only child, a little girl not three years old at the time, ran out of the house alone in her little white pinafore, and, toddling across the grass of a terraced garden, pitched herself over a low wall head first into the horsepond in the yard below.

    Amy Foster

  • The least I will do, shall be, to send her home well soused in and dragged through our deepest horsepond.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • But if my deerest younge lady should come to harm, and plese your Honner, the horsepond at the Blew Bore — but Lord preserve us all from all bad mischeff, and all bad endes, I pray the

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • You ought to be ducked in the horsepond, you rotter!

    Ulysses

  • I ask for a horsepond or a ditch, and you tell me the cistern's out.

    Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851

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