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- n. A person who goes horse racing, or who owns race horses
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A turfite; a votary of the turf, or race course.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is devoted to horse-racing.
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During that period of ardent, laborious youth, he faithfully shut himself up in libraries, attended public lectures, and gave himself a solid foundation of learning, which sometimes awakened surprise when discovered under the elegant frivolity of the gay turfman.
He is a turfman, with carefully brushed side-whiskers dyed coal-black, and hawk-like eyes.
He was a turfman of the old school, and there were but few courses in the South that had not tested the mettle of his stock.
But like his brother in arms, Colonel Cash, of the Eighth, and brother turfman, he became disgusted with the thievery and trickery of later day sports and quit the turf, still owning at his death some of the most noted racers of the times, Granger Lynchburg, John Payne,
There, a man's horse is his life; to the turfman it is his fortune -- one and the same.
It was a month, dating from the memorable meeting with the turfman, before Garrison was able to leave the hospital.
Here Crimmins carefully selected a variety of adjectives with which to decorate the turfman.
He nodded up the aisle where the turfman was entertaining the major and his wife.
He told everything, and the turfman, chin in hand, eyes riveted on the narrator, listened absorbed.
The others were "Cottonton," as the turfman called them.