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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
'She's fresh on her legs -- not a curb nor a spavin, nor even a wind-gall about her,' said the young man.
His teeth are excellent, and there is not even a wind-gall on his legs.
Feel his legs, master; neither splint, spavin, nor wind-gall.
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“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.
chained_bear commented on the word wind-gall
"'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