Light horse

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Light horse (Mil) light-armed soldiers mounted on strong and active horses.
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Usage

In literature:

Curses light on the horse!
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
It is good to have some little one-horse teams for the light jobs.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
The Imperial Light Horse was at work on the extreme right.
"From Capetown to Ladysmith" by G. W. Steevens
This is undesirable, particularly in light-harness or saddle horses.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
Order post-horses, Peter, two post-horses and a light carriage, and pack the baggage.
"A Conspiracy of the Carbonari" by Louise Mühlbach
Five of the men, who could not find their horses in the dark, were left behind to seek them when it was light.
"In the Shadow of Death" by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
The Imperial Light Horse were first to hit upon the idea of burrowing into the river-banks.
"Four Months Besieged" by H. H. S. Pearse
Robert Edward Lee was a son of that famous "Light Horse Harry" Lee to whose exploits during the Revolution we have already referred.
"American Men of Action" by Burton E. Stevenson
The tall grass drooped over two brown beaten paths that horses feet had worn, and a tender green light lay over all.
"Connor Magan's Luck and Other Stories" by M. T. W.
I could see the toss of his horse's mane against the light from the opened door.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
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In poetry:

The King he lighted from his horse,
He flung his brand away,
And took the Douglas by the hand,
So stately as he lay.
"The Heart Of The Bruce" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
Then he gave,
And slightly kissed the hand to which he gave,
The diamond, and all wearied of the quest
Leapt on his horse, and carolling as he went
A true-love ballad, lightly rode away.
"Lancelot And Elaine" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Light without winde is glasse: warm without weight
Is wooll and furres: cool without closenesse, shade:
Speed without pains, a horse: tall without height,
A servile hawk: low without losse, a spade.
"Providence" by George Herbert
And I hear the trampling of hooves
Thundering up with a plough,
And a team of horses moves
In splendour over the rise Of the ridge, and into the light.
I shout with joy at the sight
As I shouted in Paradise.
"Introit : III. The Tree Of Knowledge" by Thomas MacDonagh
Along the hills in the east
A yellow flame upwaves; Behind the crested palms
A tide of saffron laves;
Then, in rose and gold,
The glad lights flare and flee,
And the Night Wind herds her horses To the pastures of the sea.
"Night Wind of Barbados" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
We turned our horses' heads out west, beyond the farthest track,
With nothing but an alien star to light the journey back.
The echoes mocked us as we went, and silence startled sat
When out beyond the rim of things we marched with Father Pat.
"Vale` - Father Pat" by John O Brien

In news:

Families ride a horse-drawn carriage Nov 27, 2011, around the downtown Square during Enid Lights Up the Plains.
They came up from the horse barn in the slanted light of early morning.
Horse owners advised to take caution in light of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) outbreak.
The Light Horse , 715 King St, Alexandria.
Teach your horse to become responsive to light rein and leg cues so that he is a predictable performer in the show-ring.
The Light Horse, 715 King St, Alexandria.
Indictment shines light on abuse allegations in Tennessee walking horse industry.
Light and heavy horse teams to pull in Wayne.
A Kentucky holiday tradition kicks off this week, the Southern Lights turn on at the Kentucky Horse Park Friday night.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. A Kentucky holiday tradition kicks off this week, the Southern Lights turn on at the Kentucky Horse Park Friday night.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse (Saturday, 8pm, Bud Light stage) vs Jack White (Saturday, 8pm, AMD stage).
Everson couple remodel home for light, comfort, horses.
Visitors to Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota will see an unusual sight Tuesday: the large mountain carving will be bathed in blue light.
(AP) — Visitors to Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota will see an unusual sight Tuesday: the large mountain carving will be bathed in blue light.
The Mayfield Jazz Band will perform, Santa and Mrs Claus will light the tree, and FritzAnn Farms will provide horse-drawn sleigh rides in the village.
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