• The Dandy-horse
    The Dandy-horse
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dandy-horse a velocipede
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. from Fr. dandin, a ninny; and prob. from root of dandle.


In literature:

An' the horses are Joe-dandies.
"The Valley of the Moon" by Jack London
At this moment journalists, dandies, and idlers were all examining the charming subject of their bet as horse-dealers examine a horse for sale.
"Scenes from a Courtesan's Life" by Honore de Balzac
When the captain had dropped back close to the carriage, the dandy seemed to fathom his design, and favored it by checking his horse.
"The Chouans" by Honore de Balzac
He thought fit to allow himself a good horse or two, and appeared in the Park among other young dandies.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
When a man of brains takes to runnin' horses as a profesh, he's gen'rally a Jim Dandy.
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
He was a dandy cow-horse, and dead gentle; all this talk made him tired.
"The Happy Family" by Bertha Muzzy Bower
Would Dandy Joe plunge into the melee; attempt to pass through that tangle of horses and men?
"Half A Chance" by Frederic S. Isham
Can you mistake Kemble's "coons," Denslow's dandies, Remington's horses, Giannini's Indians, or Gibson's "Summer Girl"?
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
They were dandy white horses, though.
"Roy Blakely, Pathfinder" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The kindred invention of the "draisine," or dandy-horse was patented for Baron Drais of Sauerbron.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson

In poetry:

Oh, yes, my jolly dandies, I've done it on the cross.
Although I carry bluey now, I've sweated many a horse.
I've helped to ease the escort of many's the ounce of gold;
The traps have often chased me, more times than can be told.
"The Murrumbidgee Shearer" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

SARATOGA SPRINGS — After watching his horse Brilliant Speed take a pretty good beating in the Jim Dandy here on Saturday, trainer Tom Albertraini would not commit to sending the colt to the Travers at Saratoga on Aug 27.