Horse sugar


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Horse sugar (Bot) a shrub of the southern part of the United States (Symplocos tinctoria), whose leaves are sweet, and good for fodder.
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  • William Faulkner
    “When my horse is running good, I don't stop to give him sugar.”


In literature:

Horses can only be broken in by lack of food, sleep, and sugar.
"Cousin Betty" by Honore de Balzac
All the horses of the estate had been employed in conveying sugar to Dry Harbor.
"Humphrey Bold" by Herbert Strang
But he tore past, his horse still on the run, the wagon swaying wildly as he turned the corner beyond the Merrithew sugar orchard.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
And she stops cab horses in the street to give them sugar.
"Lady Betty Across the Water"
At eleven o'clock next morning, Phyl, crossing the stable yard with some sugar for the horses, met Rafferty.
"The Ghost Girl" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
The horses that drew them were either pressed sugar or maple-sugar.
"Twinkle and Chubbins" by L. Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum
I was just about to give some sugar to my husband's horses, but find them already gone.
"A Little Garrison" by Fritz von der Kyrburg
We met heavy, lumbering vehicles drawn by oxen and horses, carrying sugar from the haciendas.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. II." by John L. Stephens
He's worth feeding if ever a horse was, though chaff's as dear as white sugar.
"The Crooked Stick" by Rolf Boldrewood
Our horses eat sugar, apples, and salt out of our hands.
"St. Nicholas Vol. XIII, September, 1886, No. 11" by Various
Each trapiche, or sugar-mill, run by horses or mules, required thirty or forty negroes, and each water-mill eight at the least.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 2" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
But since you love horses so dearly, won't you run and give Comet a lump of sugar?
"Three Little Women" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
Ranks first in cattle and cotton; second in sugar, sheep, mules and horses; sixth in miles railway; seventh in milch cows; eighth in rice and hogs.
"Alden's Handy Atlas of the World" by John B. Alden
The boy then backed away, and a little later the horse was eagerly licking up the sugar.
"Two Boy Gold Miners" by Frank V. Webster
There is that honest old roan horse coming from the side-hill for his lump of sugar.
"A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed." by William Chauncey Bartlett
Having dismounted, "make much" of your horse, and give him a bit of carrot, sugar, apple, or some tid-bit.
"Riding for Ladies" by W. A. Kerr
Perhaps it had, for behind the sugar horse, standing in the lowermost niche, two specks of fire gleamed from the shadow.
"In the Permanent Way" by Flora Annie Steel
Our horses waded knee deep in sugar for two hundred yards.
"The Dispatch Carrier and Memoirs of Andersonville Prison" by William N. Tyler
La Cruces (Santa Clara) is a railway junction and was at one time actively engaged in shipping horses, cattle, and sugar.
"Industrial Cuba" by Robert P. Porter
There are sugar, tallow, and leather works, and distilleries, and an active trade in horses, cattle, tallow, skins, honey and timber.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

You want some sugar? Lady's horse you are!
I reckon I've spoiled you. Some would say,
"A pet, that lazies by the corral bar,
Rubbing his mane and switching flies all day.
"So Long, Chinook!" by Henry Herbert Knibbs

In news:

Sugar cane is ground up with horse power at Robert Herrington's Syrup Mill near Union.
Sugar Grove, pleaded guilty to two summary charges of cruelty to animals as the owner of one horse and one pig.
Initially, animals including horses, oxen and mules were used to crush juice from sugar cane.