Horse-power

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Horse-power the power a horse can exert, or its equivalent=that required to raise 33,000 lb. avoirdupois one foot per minute: a standard for estimating the power of steam-engines
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
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    “The horse, the horse! The symbol of surging potency and power of movement, of action, in man.”
  • Rudyard Kipling
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    “Four things greater than all things are,Women and Horses and Power and War.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

They were truly thankful now that the horses they rode were so large and powerful, evidently of American breed.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It's forty-horse power at the very least.
"The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware" by Annie Fellows Johnston
After a two horse-power pull, a regular thirteenth labor of Hercules, a hiatus of two inches manifests itself.
"The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
This performance is exceedingly good, since it shows that one horse power hour has been obtained with less than 60 lb.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 623, December 10, 1887" by Various
They are very powerful and intended for managing wild horses and mules, particularly the latter.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
The horse was a powerful one, and might make the descent in safety.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
He pointed to a great loaded wain that stood with its three powerful horses on the crest of a forward hill.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
She was a schooner, but while she carried her masts, she also was furnished with an engine of eighty horse-power.
"The Waif of the "Cynthia"" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
Each cell weighs 40 pounds and the average horse power of each battery is six.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 620, November 19,1887" by Various
He gave, in Table III., the consumption per indicated horse power per hour for a number of ships.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886" by Various
Though November had set in, the sun was still powerful, and both horse and rider were a little oppressed by its heat.
"Tales from Many Sources" by Various
The machinery consisted of a fifteen horse-power engine, with shafting running to the forage barn, the granary, and the woodshed.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
Although called a horse power it is greater than the power of an average horse.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
The strength of a steam engine is commonly marked by its horse-power.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891" by Various
He thought mebby he could run it by horse power or by wind.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
It is stated that the total daily expense for generating about 2,000 horse power hours is only $2.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1178, June 25, 1898" by Various
Fortunately, their horses were fresh, powerful animals, with long, swinging gaits.
"The Border Boys Across the Frontier" by Fremont B. Deering
OSCILLATING ENGINES, DOUBLE AND SINGLE, 1-2 TO 100-HORSE POWER.
"Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871" by Various
The "Morona" has a tonnage of five hundred, and an engine of one hundred and fifty horse-power.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
His horse was a superb and showy stallion, quite beyond his power to manage properly.
"Oriental Encounters" by Marmaduke Pickthall
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In poetry:

Oh, remembrance, power, she-giant,
You direct a horse-life with a bridle,
You will tell me all these men about,
Who had had my body before I'd.
"Only Serpents" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
Those lumbering horses in the steady plough,
On the bare field - I wonder, why, just now,
They seemed terrible, so wild and strange,
Like magic power on the stony grange.
"Horses" by Edwin Muir
Jackey Jackey gallops on a horse like a swallow
Where the carbines bark and the blackboys hollo.
When the traps give chase (may the devil take his power!)
He can ride ten mile in a quarter of an hour
"A Bushranger" by Kenneth Slessor

In news:

I'm grateful for Tom Powers's generous review of my recent short life of Crazy Horse.
Muppet Man heads 8-horse field that certainly lacks star power of past.
Studio City's CrossFit Horse Power owner Dan Wells is big fan of hitting the ropes as a way to burn fat fast.
Nuclear power in Iowa, former police chief passes & mistreated horses.
On Tuesday, authorities raided those stables and a horse ranch in Oklahoma accusing Trevino and others of running a sophisticated money-laundering operation connected to one of Mexico's most powerful and ruthless drug cartels .
Young America got the motive power it needed to expand beyond the capacities of the horse on this day in 1807.
Officials at Churchill Downs are working to relocate horses after a powerful storm that spawned tornadoes blew through Louisville.
What child doesn't know and love the white winged-horse with magical powers.
Jim Stoppani, PhD, analyzes Horse Power X so you have all the information you need about about the make-up of this pre-workout supplement.
Horses have the power to change lives.
The story behind the horse power .
The story behind the horse power.
Mary Powers, right, the 2012 Taunton Christmas Parade grand marshal , rides in a horse-drawn carriage with her daughter, Margaret Dutch and son-in-law Bob Dutch.
Horse-power celebrated at Warren Wilson College's Plow Days 2011.
FREDERICKTOWN — Long before the invention of the motorized truck and farm tractor, the Percheron draft horse provided the power to build and feed the nation.
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In science:

Future graphic cards (GPUs) will bring more computing horse-power with performance improvements and new challenges to find the optimum balance between parallelization and efficient memory usage.
Computing trends using graphic processor in high energy physics
For all the other cases the first generator is used to cancel the effects of different diffraction efficiencies and the second generator to create patterns of laser power leading to a uniform ring, horse shoe and ring lattice, respectively.
Versatile two-dimensional potentials for ultra-cold atoms
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