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  • His crest should be firm, thin, and well-risen ; his neck long and straight, yet not loose and pliant, which our north countrymen term withy cragged...

    (Farriery on a New and Easy Plan: Being a Treatise on the Diseases and Accidents of The Horse, John Badcock, 1883)

    WITHY-CRAGGED, adj. Said of a horse whose neck is loose and pliant. North.

    (Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English, Thomas Wright, 1886)

    January 15, 2013