White-horse

Definitions

  • Fireplace in White Horse, Shere
    Fireplace in White Horse, Shere
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • White-horse the name applied to a figure of a horse on a hillside, formed by removing the turf so as to show the underlying chalk—the most famous in Berkshire, at Uffington, traditionally supposed to commemorate Alfred the Great's victory of Ashdown (871)—periodically 'scoured' or cleaned from turf, &c
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The White Horse, Dorking The White Horse, Dorking
To see a fine Lady get on a white Horse To see a fine Lady get on a white Horse

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hwít; Ice. hvitr, Ger. weiss.

Usage

In literature:

William the Marshal, on a white horse, came suddenly upon him as he lay.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
Tom, setting out after the troubled Peter, had caught sight of the Seigneur's white horse and had forthwith decided to take him home.
"A Maid of the Silver Sea" by John Oxenham
Neither could he remember having seen the horse, which was a sorrel with a white left forefoot and a white nose.
"The Hoosier Schoolmaster" by Edward Eggleston
And he saw a warrior there, dressed in white armor, and sitting on a white horse.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
The white people in early times made their door mats and horse collars and beds of corn husks.
"Stories of American Life and Adventure" by Edward Eggleston
In the midst of it, Washington arrived and, leaping from his white horse, was quickly in the thick of the fight.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
And the "White Horse" in the Apocalypse denotes the understanding of the Word, no.
"Earths In Our Solar System Which Are Called Planets, and Earths In The Starry Heaven Their Inhabitants, And The Spirits And Angels There" by Emanuel Swedenborg
Now I should like to go to war and ride a great white horse.
"Children's Classics in Dramatic Form" by Augusta Stevenson
The horse was snow white, and it passed by like a white gleam in the darkness.
"Tales from Many Sources" by Various
One side of this bony animal is dyed khaki colour with Condy's fluid, as is the fashion with white horses.
"Ladysmith" by H. W. Nevinson
He had not gone far when he met a white horse, and he saluted him.
"Stories to Tell Children" by Sara Cone Bryant
I appealed to Mrs. White; she said the 'deacon hadn't ought to take more than the horse and chaise was worth.
"Aunt Phillis's Cabin" by Mary H. Eastman
Sunrise rode out on his cloud-white horse, and Evening on his dusky brown.
"Old Peter's Russian Tales" by Arthur Ransome
The White Horse Girl grew up far in the west of the Rootabaga Country.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
Fred's grandpa had an old white horse named Betsy.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
KING ALFRED'S WHITE HORSE.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
They all knew Sam McColloch and his white horse; they asked no better prize.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
Of that family, only myself, my brother, Porico (White Horse), and my sister, Nah-da-ste, are yet alive.
"Geronimo's Story of His Life" by Geronimo
It was the white horse.
"Bred of the Desert" by Marcus Horton
Two other Piccadilly inns, the White Horse and Half Moon, both of considerable extent, have given names to streets.
"Club Life of London, Volume II (of 2)" by John Timbs
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In poetry:

This was Octavia's way, the rider's way
straight like a candle, her hair a flame,
and outstretched Anthony saw in her half-light
her white horse galloping beside his own
"The Postures Of Love" by Alexander Comfort
I saw a white horse gallop over the down,
I saw a white horse looking over a gate,
I saw a white horse on the way into town,
And one on the way coming back: that made eight.
"White Horses" by Eleanor Farjeon
Count the white horses you meet on the way,
Count the white horses, child day after day,
Keep a wish ready for wishing - if you
Wish on the ninth horse, your wish will come true.
"White Horses" by Eleanor Farjeon
Count the white horses you meet on the way,
Count the white horses, child, day after day,
Keep a wish ready for wishing - if you
Wish on the ninth horse, your wish will come true.
"White Horses" by Eleanor Farjeon
I saw a white horse at the end of the lane,
I saw a white horse canter down by the shore,
I saw a white horse that was drawing a wain,
And one drinking out of a trough: that made four.
"White Horses" by Eleanor Farjeon
Like spirits possessed of a fierce delight,
A courage that cannot fail,
They face the breakers--they face the night--
The mad storm-horses are silvery white,
They ride through the bitter gale!
"Gulls" by Virna Sheard

In news:

The Deer Remembers the White Horse.
The white horse was born on May 6, 2012 Rare white horse born in Upper Frehold Township gallery (9 photos).
Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Skrillex, Jack White, Foo Fighters, and More.
Andrew Bird's "Three White Horses ".
Nathalie Hernandez Delivers Taylor Swift's 'White Horse' to Team Christina on 'The Voice.
It's Your Business: White Horse returns with new location, menu.
Goldfrapp Ride A White Horse The Singles Mute.
Chasing the White Horse .
Building which housed Normal's White Horse Inn razed.
GM Fleet Names White Horse as Interactive Agency.
White Horse clubhouse expects to open in spring.
Golfers enjoy a sunny day at the 18th hole at White Horse Golf Club, while construction on the new clubhouse continues in the background.
THE DEER REMEMBERS THE WHITE HORSE .
BBC World News America, BBC America, ' White Horse Village.
A structural designer may soon be selected for a planned 50-m-tall representation of a white horse , which, if realized, would be taller than the Statue of Liberty, sans pedestal.
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In science:

Figures 7-11 show the results of experiments conducted with nine black-and-white targets (the horse, the couple, the hand, the dolphin, the map of Britain, the foot, the frog, the baby, the stomach) and two experiments conducted with colour targets (the french flag and the head).
Epigenetic Tracking, a Method to Generate Arbitrary Shapes By Using Evolutionary-Developmental Techniques
For instance, in the images of airplane, there are two types: one is the airplane in the air while the other is the airplane on the ground. In horse category, there are brown and white horses; I could select the white horses to test the precision.
Image Retrieval Method Using Top-surf Descriptor
For the horse category, there are 31 images that contain a white horse.
Image Retrieval Method Using Top-surf Descriptor
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