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  • n. any of several horse-shaped chalk figures in England, such as the Uffington White Horse
  • n. a wave that is blown by the wind such that its crest is broken up and appears white and foamy; a whitecap
  • n. heroin, cocaine

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A large mass of tough sinewy substance in the head of sperm whales, just above the upper jaw and extending in streaks into the junk above it. It resembles blubber, but contains no oil. Also, the part of the head in which it occurs.

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  • n. a wave that is blown by the wind so its crest is broken and appears white


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  • Its Called ye Vale of Eshum or of ye Red horse from a Red horse Cut out on some of ye hills about it and ye Earth all Looking Red, ye horse Lookes so as yt of ye white horse Vale.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • Taylor was mounted on a white horse and the Old-timer started to refer to him as The young fellow on the white horse.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • On the other hand, it was more pleasant to think that dying gave her greater sight, and maybe, after all, she had seen the white horse flying back to Olympos.

    Lord of the Silver Bow

  • In a cloud of white smoke, and the dan-dan-dan of the rifle-shots, Prenk Pasha – befezzed, and in uniform gold-corded – cantered up on a white horse with his escort, drew rein, and threw himself from the saddle.

    High Albania

  • An open doorway at the back of the shop revealed a glimpse of a small neat room decorated with a particularly unlovely grey-and-green wallpaper, a pair of aspidistras, and a model of a white horse given away with a whisky advertisement.

    Mystery Mile

  • One notorious example was the white horse he asserted, in presence of a number of guests assembled in Madame de Girardin's drawing-room, had been given by him to Jules Sandeau.


  •           I had a fine white horse that I named Whitey, who almost looked like Silver, but was, of course, only an animal, and not to be compared to a Big Person.

    Lord Conrads Crusade

  • We drove out through the gap in the city wall next to the Jaffa Gate, the hole cut in 1898 to enable the Kaiser to ride his white horse into the city.

    O Jerusalem


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  • "As we had at first stowed it away, the baleen was in bunches of ten or a dozen slabs held together at the roots by 'white horse,' which is the whaler name for the gums of the whale."
    --Walter Noble Burns, A Year with a Whaler, 210

    April 28, 2008