Horse-foot

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Horse-foot the colt's foot
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Without much concern, she reached footing on the bar at which the horse scrambled up.
"The Way of a Man" by Emerson Hough
They were to patrol the counties with horse and foot, but especially with horse.
"The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660" by David Masson
Having reached the foot of a long hill, he dismounted, led his horse to a little brook and permitted him to drink.
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
Cormac was killed by falling under his horse, which missed its footing on a bank slippery with the blood of the slain.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
At this place he reviewed his army, which amounted to above six hundred horse and foot.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5" by Robert Kerr
Some did not wait to find their horses, but fled on foot; others jumped on strange horses.
"On Commando" by Dietlof Van Warmelo
Leaving Daniel in charge of the remaining horses, we crossed on foot the fatal river, and with a single horse set out for Carlton.
"The Great Lone Land" by W. F. Butler
And bands of foot-soldiers, by hundreds and thousands, were seen to be felled by horse-riders and horse-riders by foot-soldiers.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Fastening his horse to a tree at the end of the lane, Richard followed on foot.
"The Lancashire Witches" by William Harrison Ainsworth
He caught glimpses only of horse and foot as they passed, but he knew what all those sights and sounds portended.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
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In poetry:

Mountains!
I whip my swift horse, glued to my saddle.
I turn my head startled,
The sky is three foot above me!
"Three Short Poems" by Mao Zedong
"If, O queen, we go together,
Not with friends, nor yet alone
Must thou be, nor sheltered ever,
Housed, nor braving wind and weather;
If on horse or foot, then never
Can thy love to me be known!"
"Preface To Diarmid's Story" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
"Go with me, O Diarmid; see me
Not on horse, or foot; with friends,
Nor alone; not night or morning
Reigns: O come; thou wilt not flee me?
Never lived a warrior scorning
Every joy that loving lends!"
"Preface To Diarmid's Story" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
A stable had, where lumber's put;
For he ne'er rode or walk'd on foot.
Nor did he need a horse to chuse,
Who never learnt himself to use.
Supineness through his life attends
He wanted neither foes nor friends.
"The Cobbler" by William Hutton
"To walk on foot will hurt my pride;
'Tis needful I a horse should ride.
And who would not, his joy to crown,
Wish for a man to rub him down?"
Dame Fortune listen'd all the while;
Said not a word, but gave a smile.
"Thirteen Wishes" by William Hutton
Roy Diaz sold them Alcocer. How excellently well
He paid his vassals! Horse and foot he made them wealthy then,
And a poor man you could not find in all his host of men.
In joy he dwelleth aye who serves a lord of noble heart.
"The Lay of the Cid - Cantar 1" by Anonymous European

In news:

"Three times to-day my foot-cloth horse did stumble, And startled, when he look'd upon the Tower, As loath to bear me to the slaughter-house".
The Headless Horseman character that rides ahead of the parade at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party took a tumble after his horse lost its footing at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom on Monday, Oct 8, 2012.
Features a nearly 6,000-square-foot house designed in the style of a log cabin, as well as a barn where the owners raise Arabian horses and quarter horses.
The 19-foot tree arrived Friday by horse-drawn carriage.
The official White House Christmas tree, a 19-foot Fraser Fir, arrives in a horse-drawn carriage at the North Portico of the White House, Nov 23, 2012.
From 1850 to 1889, capitalism freed mankind from cold log cabins, back-breaking work, disease without hope and travel only by horse or foot.
The 87-foot face isn't a true replica of Crazy Horse -- there is no consensus about what he looked like -- but an artistic expression of him, its creators say.
In the sketch, the horse has its right-hind foot and left-front foot down with its other two feet lifted, an unstable position.
Dighton residents dressed in colonial attire will cross the river in boats and then travel on foot and by horse and buggy to the Friendship Hall on Elm Street for Founders Day.
First lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha and first dog Bo are on hand as a horse-drawn carriage ferries the 19-foot Fraser fir to the president's residence.
Sheltered in a stall barn adjacent to the 30,000 square foot main arena were 40 show horses, all of which perished in the fire.
Train Your Horse to Pick Up a Foot.
18 foot Bass Tracker pontoon boat, 40 horse power motor and trailor, excellent condition.
I was making love with my wife when I got a sudden charley horse and started jumping around trying to pound weight into the arch of my foot to make the pain stop.
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In science:

Figures 7-11 show the results of experiments conducted with nine black-and-white targets (the horse, the couple, the hand, the dolphin, the map of Britain, the foot, the frog, the baby, the stomach) and two experiments conducted with colour targets (the french flag and the head).
Epigenetic Tracking, a Method to Generate Arbitrary Shapes By Using Evolutionary-Developmental Techniques
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