Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the two outside horses where three or four are driven abreast.

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Examples

  • He had done so more than once before and was not above doing it, so much so that a report once spread at school that Krassotkin played horses with the little lodgers at home, prancing with his head on one side like a trace-horse.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • The coachman rode back on the trace-horse, and Levin himself drove the remaining pair.

    Anna Karenina

  • Indians make expeditions into the desert, each one having yoked together three camels, placing a female in the middle and a male like a trace-horse to draw by each side.

    The History of Herodotus

  • That principle is undeniable when the horse is a delicately paced little bronze horse from fifth-century Olympia, its mane ornately worked as becomes a victor, its bit and bridle intricately cast to show that it is the left trace-horse of a four-horse chariot team.

    Athena's Magic

  • _ An allusion to the [Greek: seiraphoros], or side trace-horse, in a chariot-race.

    The Seven Plays in English Verse

  • Mr. Ormiston's servant mounted the trace-horse and Thomas sat on the front of the cart, and the cavalcade started to toil through the snow.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 097, January, 1876

  • To obtain this sand the Indians make expeditions into the desert, each one having yoked together three camels, placing a female in the middle and a male like a trace-horse to draw by each side.

    The history of Herodotus — Volume 1

  • While the trace-horse is being harnessed, its legs are hobbled; as soon as they are set free the chaise goes flying to the devil, so that one holds one's breath.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov

  • But the other twain reared this way and that, and the yoke creaked, and the reins were confused on them, when their trace-horse lay in the dust.

    The Iliad

  • The same fields, the same views of the steppe; the polished shoes of the trace-horse flashed in turn through the billowing dust; the shirt of the postilion, yellow, with red gussets at the armpits, puffed out in the wind ....

    A Nobleman's Nest

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