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- n. A horse used as cover by a hunter stalking game
- n. A candidate put forward instead of any of several potentially successful candidates in order to initiate a leadership debate, gauge feelings, divide opposition etc.
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Like the Lees, Abernethy saw Morris as a stalking horse for the Lees’ rivals in Virginia, Carter Braxton and Benjamin Harrison.