Definitions

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  • adv. otherwise.
  • adj. otherwise.

Etymologies

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Latin

Examples

  • There was a famous story of "a n'orse" -- but that is untellable.

    Adventures of a Despatch Rider

  • I have been told that on one occasion, seeing a horse out of the window of a railway carriage, I cried: Regardez, Maman, voilà un 'orse'.

    The Summing Up

  • For arter all, a nice, strong gibbet vith a good long drop is qvicker, neater, and much more pleasant than an 'orse's' oof, -- now ain't it?

    The Amateur Gentleman

  • The 'orse' e knows above a bit, the bullock's but a fool,

    Verses 1889-1896

  • And them downs is just rotten with 'orse watchers; it has just come to this, that you can't comb out an' orse's mane without seeing it in the papers the day after.

    Esther Waters

  • We was brought up teetotal, but they're always pressing it upon you, and to please him I said I would drink the 'orse's' ealth.

    Esther Waters

  • "Yes, there be a gap, and young Grubbles broke his 'orse's back a getting over of it last year," said the second farmer.

    Orley Farm

  • "An 'orse's father -- an' orse's father!" growled 'Hollock; "I never drink to horses, nor to their fathers either:" and with this wonderful witticism he declined the pledge.

    History of the United Netherlands from the Death of William the Silent to the Twelve Year's Truce — Complete (1584-1609)

  • The Londoners, who look down with contempt upon all that have not been _bred and born_ within the sound of Bow, talk with unconscious absurdity of _w_eal and _w_inegar, and _v_ine and _v_indors, and idea_r_s, and ask you _ow_you do? and '_ave ye bin taking_ the h_air in' yde park? and '_as_ your' orse 'ad any _h_oats, & c.? aspirating always where they should not, and never aspirating where they should.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 04

  • "Ah -- that ye did -- like a cow, Peter, or a 'orse' eavy an 'tired like.

    The Broad Highway

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