Stringhalt

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stringhalt (Far) An habitual sudden twitching of the hinder leg of a horse, or an involuntary or convulsive contraction of the muscles that raise the hock.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stringhalt A corruption of spring-halt.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stringhalt string′hawlt a peculiar catching up of a horse's limbs, usually of one or both hind-limbs, a variety of chorea or St Vitus's dance.
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Usage

In literature:

STRINGHALT, disease of horses.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
STRINGHALT, disease of horses.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
STRINGHALT, disease of horses.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
STRINGHALT, disease of horses.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
STRINGHALT, disease of horses.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
The stringhalt will gae aff when it's gaen a mile; it's a weel-ken'd ganger; they call it Souple Tam.
"Rob Roy, Volume 2., Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
The stringhalt will gae aff when it's gaen a mile; it's a weel-ken'd ganger; they call it Souple Tam.
"Rob Roy, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Foot-ball produces what may be called the endogenous or ingrowing toenail, stringhalt and mania.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VII. (of X.)" by Various
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