Master of the horse

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Master of the horse the third great officer in the British court, having the management of the royal stables, etc. In ceremonial cavalcades he rides next to the sovereign.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Master of the horse the Roman Magister Equitum, an official appointed by the dictator to act next under himself: an equerry, esp. the exalted official bearing this name at the British court
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. maistre (Fr. maître)—L. magister, from root of magnus, great.

Usage

In literature:

The first day that my master sent me to see where the horse went, I saw a river of milk.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
On the other wing the Master of the Horse made at Mamilius, prince of Tusculum.
"Stories From Livy" by Alfred Church
Earl of, the, Master of the Horse, ii.
"The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)" by Charles C. F. Greville
We recommend a trial to get Lord Jersey to remain as Master of the Horse.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
But now, of course, there are no horses to be had, and the riding-master, Mr. Hall, has gone to the front.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Look into the horse-kraal, and you will there see Swartboy engaged, along with his young master Hendrik, in saddling a pair of horses.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
He ordered the master of the horse to remain strictly on the defensive during his absence.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Of all horses, a good hunter which passes into the hands of an incompetent master, is most to be pitied.
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
So it was that Ugh-lomi rode the horse, and heard first of Uya the lion, who had taken the place of Uya the Master, and was eating up the tribe.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
Servants, children, horses, everything was under the eye of the master, a good-looking, dignified man.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
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In poetry:

Our master talks of stable-room,
And younger horses on his grounds;
'Tis easy to foresee thy doom,
Bayard, thou'lt go to feed the hounds.
"Abner And The Widow Jones" by Robert Bloomfield
Then the ostler said to his tipsy cat:
‘The white horses of the Moon,
They neigh and champ their silver bits;
But their master's been and drowned his wits,
and the Sun'll be rising soon!’
"There Is An Inn, A Merry Old Inn" by J R R Tolkien
The beasts have spoke in prose and rhime,
From Master Gay to Æsop's time.
Black fleas and spiders, who could spin,
Masters of rhetoric have been;
With ease then my Coach Horses may
Deliver all I have to say.
"The Coach Horses" by William Hutton
Then the master dismounted near a cool shady wood,
And tied his horse to a tree while in an angry mood;
Then he took from the saddle his heavy bags of gold,
And laid them beside Fido, and to watch them she was told.
"The Faithful Dog Fido" by William Topaz McGonagall
And then he came—my master I Lissome and iron-thighed,
Lord of the earth's wild horses, riding as Centaurs ride.
Boldly I battled beneath him; I matched my strength with his own.
I had thrown a hundred riders. He was not born to be thrown !
"The Outlaw" by William Henry Ogilvie

In news:

Fruit pickers harvest Mid-Pride peaches at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Orchard, 4600 Horse Drive in North Las Vegas.
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