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  • They are "all sorts and conditions" of horses; and -- if truth required it -- would disclose as many sand-cracks as Rocinante, or as many equine defects (from wind-gall to the bolts) as those imputed to that unhappy "Blackberry" sold by the Vicar of Wakefield at Welbridge Fair to

    De Libris: Prose and Verse

  • 'She's fresh on her legs -- not a curb nor a spavin, nor even a wind-gall about her,' said the young man.

    Lord Kilgobbin

  • His teeth are excellent, and there is not even a wind-gall on his legs.

    Satanstoe

  • Feel his legs, master; neither splint, spavin, nor wind-gall.

    The works of John Dryden, $c now first collected in eighteen volumes. $p Volume 07

  • “That an't half; — hypo, wind-gall in yer horses, loss of cud in the cows, keep the wind out of yer babies; — here is the paper what the Master wrote about it.

    Margaret

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  • "'Look at the cloud just west of the sun.'

    "'I perceive a faint prismatic halo.'

    "'It is a wind-gall.

    Wind-gall at morn

    Fine weather all gone.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 141

    March 4, 2008