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- n. A callous tumour below the hock on the leg of a horse
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A callous tumor on the leg of a horse, below the hock.
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Indeed, no sooner had I settled one than I seemed that a thousand creditors, guardsmen at their backs, descended upon me, like jards upon an unwatched roast.
I wondered, too, of Marlenus of Ar, doubtless slain in the Voltai range, in his punitive raid against Treve, doubtless his bones lay now in some remote canyon in the Voltai, picked by jards.
"Not even jards of stone would pick the bones of this loathsome rock!" cried the fellow.
Judging from the condition of the bodies, the effects of the predations of birds, some still about, jards primarily, and the tattering of the winds and rains, they had been there for several weeks.
"I should put a pin through your ankles, Taphris," cried the Mistress, "and hang you up by the heels from a Tur tree, smeared with your own blood, for the jards!"
It has been built with run, or burnt limcr, and furrounded at fome jards diftance with a ditch.