charley horse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n charley horse a muscular cramp (especially in the thigh or calf) following vigorous exercise
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Usage

In literature:

And that lad Charley that looks after the horse is all in a daze about it.
"Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
The delightful Charley mounted again to take the two horses round to the mews.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
O'Brien, why, he was drowned in the White Horse; Sitka Charley the only one of the party who escaped.
"The God of His Fathers" by Jack London
At night Charley was supplied with a fresh horse and followed as before.
"Wild Animals I Have Known" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Charley was thinking of opening a grocer's shop and having a horse and cart.
"The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" by Robert Tressell
Cousin Charley finally prevailed on the mother to loan him the horse and wagon to deliver his potatoes.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
You're using a different set of muscles when you walk; until they harden up, you'll have some assorted Charley horses.
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Charley acted upon the advice, which had the effect of making the horse shake his head with a sharp snort, and back more vigorously than ever.
"The Young Fur Traders" by R.M. Ballantyne
What the captain called "the middle watch" was over, when we mounted guard, Charley on the horses, I on the camp.
"Adventures in the Far West" by W.H.G. Kingston
Charley hobbled out, carrying buckets of water for the horses.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
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In news:

Dennis Wideman says he's OK after suffering charley horse .
What causes a charley horse and how can I avoid it.
A charley horse is a painful knot in the muscles, often in the calf, as the muscle fibers contract and go into a spasm.
6 tips for easing the pain of a charley horse .
Mauer's not pleased, says Weeks' knee gave him a Charley horse .
Dennis Wideman says he's OK after suffering charley horse.
6 tips for easing the pain of a charley horse.
Mauer's not pleased, says Weeks' knee gave him a Charley horse.
One-Eyed Charley Parkhurst was a stagecoach driver on the Oregon-to-California line who had lost an eye shoeing a horse.
Souray has missed the last four games with a charley horse.
For 32 years, Lawrence resident Charley Mattingly has been forging steel and shoeing horses as a farrier.
I was making love with my wife when I got a sudden charley horse and started jumping around trying to pound weight into the arch of my foot to make the pain stop.
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