• WordNet 3.6
    • n carthorse draft horse kept for pulling carts
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In literature:

There was a concussion, and the black horse came staggering sideways, and the carthorse pushed beside it.
"The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells
A trout would not wobble and tug in that sullen, carthorse manner.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
He was as big as a carthorse, as graceful as a dray and as meek as a missionary.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
He's a player, and as ugly as an old mangy carthorse.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 4, April 1810" by Various
Chertsey's main street is wide and bright, and at its side lies a pond through which the carthorses go plunging.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
I was as much under the yoke as any carthorse, but the latter is not allowed to starve, because its value would be gone.
"Joseph in the Snow, and The Clockmaker" by Berthold Auerbach

In poetry:

These big carthorses and these little children are great friends.
Although the horses are so big, they are very gentle, and allow the
carter's children to lead them home in the evening, or to ride on their
"Gentleness" by Mary Tourtel