Horse-block

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Horse-block a block or stage by which to mount or dismount from a horse
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hors; Ice. horss, Old High Ger. hros (Ger. ross).

Usage

In literature:

The block on the horse rattled occasionally.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
Not the horse-sweep of old times, but the steam derrick and the electric hoist lift the heavy blocks from the quarry.
"Diggers in the Earth" by Eva March Tappan
The street seemed blocked, a noisy tumult of horses and footmen and shouting men with lanterns.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Had a whippin' block right at the horse trough.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
His horse was waiting at the block, so both girls instantly began shouting to attract his attention.
"Polly and Eleanor" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
When they reached the meeting-house Mrs. Potter was just alighting upon a horse-block.
"Little Grandmother" by Sophie May
Don't want to hear a word, for I'm deefer than a horse block.
"The Jucklins" by Opie Read
The horses were now at the block and stepping about uneasily.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Then they came to another farmhouse, where they saw a boy of fifteen sitting on a horse-block, whittling a stick.
"The Rover Boys in Alaska" by Arthur M. Winfield
The question of horses and forage is thus a great stumbling-block for our cause in the Cape.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
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In news:

Horse Tracks On the Block After Bankruptcy Filing.
The Ill Eagles' Dane "Toilet Face" Walter goes airbound to block Unicychos' quarterback Chance "Crazy Horse" Whited's pass during Unicycle Football League action Sunday.
The movie follows a horse named Joey and his journey from the auction block to a farm and the care of a loving boy, then off to war.
The theft took place on October 24th at Pastore Orchards along the 600 block of the White Horse Pike in Hammonton.
50 Saturday morning on the 2000 block of South Black Horse Pike in Monroe Township.
Grass Valley and Nevada County Consolidated fire units were requested to assist with rescue of a horse in the 14000 Block of South Ponderosa Way at 10 am Thursday.
Garden City police Sgt Michael Reagle said that the horses were taken from the 300 block of Bellevue Avenue.
A deal brokered earlier this year that would have privatized the horse racing industry in New Jersey has hit a stumbling block just as all parties were set to sign off on it.
The Nevada Department of Wildlife is siding with federal land managers against a lawsuit seeking to block the removal of 2,500 wild horse s from the range north of Reno.
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