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- n. A mantis.
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- n. a horse bred for racing
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In the fall of 1870, while I was a witness in a court martial at Fort D.A. Russell I woke up one morning and found that I was dead broke; ” this is not an unusual occurrence to a frontiersman, or an author I may add, especially when he is endeavoring to kill time ” to raise necessary funds I sold my race horse Tall Bull to Lieutenant Mason, who had long wanted him.
But I don't believe in raising colts in a way to make them fiery, and I wish there wasn't a race horse on the face of the earth, so if it depended race on me, every kind of check-rein would go.