from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One of the beings described by Swift in “Gulliver's Travels” as horses endowed with reason and extraordinary virtues, who bear rule over the Yahoos or man-like beings, a vicious, disgusting race.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One of the race of horses described by Swift in his imaginary travels of Lemuel Gulliver. The Houyhnhnms were endowed with reason and noble qualities; subject to them were Yahoos, a race of brutes having the form and all the worst vices of men.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun one of a race of intelligent horses who ruled the Yahoos in a novel by Jonathan Swift
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By houyhnhnm, July 30, 2009 @ 9:47 pm by all means retire to the “jolly little neighborhood bar” code for bigoted racist sexist boy-club the world will survive, no doubt
By houyhnhnm, July 31, 2009 @ 5:54 pm hav good trip JB all road trips remind me of the opening sentence i am a big fan of the good opening sentence - bring back the opening sentence, anyway, “It was somewhere out of Brisbane when the drugs started to kick in”
By houyhnhnm, August 20, 2009 @ 8:59 pm the whole “why the post?” is fairly straightfoward.
By houyhnhnm, July 30, 2009 @ 10:39 pm poor old keith, he appears to have a brain.
Everyone is giving houyhnhnm too much credit, SJS has stronger delusion rants. and she actually rather likes JB.
By Matt Keith, August 10, 2009 @ 12:00 am houyhnhnm, Er… Yes?
By houyhnhnm, July 31, 2009 @ 2:25 pm abstract panopticon, as if viewing the earth from the interior, shiny, golden and with thread-like veins discernible over the entire surface everything connected.
By the accounts i hear it was also successful the houyhnhnm is north coast, althouth the developers have also successfully traded the name sunshine coast, for 30 pieces of add rev.
By houyhnhnm, August 3, 2009 @ 6:20 pm sorry the sitrep wont change in my opinion till there is….
By houyhnhnm, July 30, 2009 @ 10:04 pm i represent the great unwashed