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:

Charley Kavanagh used to come out on his high horse, cocked hat, puffed, powdered and shaved.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Well, when he came back to Ireland he went to Charley Lambert, and asked him to ride on his horse.
"The Aran Islands" by John M. Synge
The delay was caused by Charley having captured an emu, a flock of which he met when fetching the horses.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
Hetty always attended as duenna, and sometimes of his holiday, Master Charley rode my horse when I got into the carriage.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
We have had to lighten a heavy cart-horse named Charley.
"Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart" by John McDouall Stuart
He dismounted, and Charley Morton, grinning a welcome, led his horse away to the pasture.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
And that lad Charley that looks after the horse is all in a daze about it.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
Brother Wilkins rode his old horse, Charley, a handsome gray.
"Benefits Forgot" by Honoré Willsie
Charley, who had been driving the horses while Dick handled the scraper, sat on a heap of stones beside the fence.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
The horses were thin, scrawny fellows, so small that Charley himself stood higher than they.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
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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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