Light-horse

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Light-horse light-armed cavalry
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. leóht; Ger. leicht, Ice. léttr; L. lĕvis.

Usage

In literature:

Our coachman made no objections to resuming the journey, and our four horses had but a light load to drag.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
We started lightly equipped upon the horse paths.
"Lazarre" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Then he returned to his chariot, and his white horses carried him lightly across the calm waters.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
In the afternoon of the 5th we took the road to Ladysmith, travelling in a light mule-waggon, our horses tied alongside.
"With Steyn and De Wet" by Philip Pienaar
My companion, the Hudson Bay officer, drove his own light spring-waggon, and had also his own horse.
"The Great Lone Land" by W. F. Butler
Out of camp he has an escort of light horse.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
She was light and she bestrode a horse with much more speed than the one Dakota Joe rode.
"Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest" by Alice B. Emerson
They mounted their horses and rode cautiously toward the light.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Ned, who sat on his horse, was the first to see the faint circling light far down under the horizon.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
I glanced hastily around, but saw nothing to excite alarm; so I touched my horse lightly and entered the brook.
"The Gold Hunter's Adventures" by William H. Thomes
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In poetry:

And the King rescued from danger,
By the victory that day,
Lighted from his horse to greet him,
Clad in his roquelaure grey
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
"Lo, my horse, Pyropus, yearneth
For the touch of thy light form;
Like the lightning, his eye burneth;
And his nostril, like the storm.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
So sweet to kiss, so fair to view,--
The night comes down, the lights burn blue;
And at my door the Pale Horse stands,
To bear me forth to unknown lands.
"The Stirrup Cup" by John Hay
Bold was the plan! and generous Light Horse Lee
Gives it full measure of unstinted praise;
But PROVIDENCE declared this should not be
In its own wondrous ways.
"Arms And The Man - The Beginning Of The End" by James Barron Hope
Then Pelleas lent his horse and all his arms,
Saving the goodly sword, his prize, and took
Gawain's, and said, `Betray me not, but help—
Art thou not he whom men call light-of-love?'
"Pelleas And Ettarre" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
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

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.
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.
Not movies that depict football games, such as "Friday Night Lights" or "Any Given Sunday" or even "Horse Feathers," the Marx Brothers vehicle that spoofed the ills of recruiting nearly a century ago.
Addition at its Horse Creek, SC, plant, the facility installed enclosed luminaires to both improve light and help eliminate lighting-related fire hazards.
The lighting ceremony will begin at 6pm however if the weather permits horse and carriage rides will begin at 5 pm and run until 7pm.
Brian Hernandez Jr pats Fort Larned on the neck after winning the running of the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race, Saturday, Nov 3, 2012, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Light rain showers.
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.
Horses pulled lit-up wagons down Main Street and the children counted down the tree lighting on Schoen Place as the show went on Tuesday evening for Pittsford's annual Candlelight night.
A hiker soaks in the spectacular view of Dead Horse Point at first light.
Visitors to Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota will see an unusual sight Wednesday: the large mountain carving will be bathed in blue light.
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