horse opera

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horse opera a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
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Usage

In literature:

Thought has never been so popular with mankind as horse opera, horse play, the main idea behind sheep's eyes.
"Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest" by J. Frank Dobie
He put her on horses, in opera boxes, in limousines.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
Of course, the Baronne had to have her horses, her opera-box, her fashionable frocks.
"Jacqueline, Complete" by (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon
And this man will give an impulse to our opera, which wants it, and, as you say, he will have many horses.
"Lothair" by Benjamin Disraeli
The OATES troupe now performing at the Olympic Theatre must not be confounded with the Horse Opera.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 15, July 9, 1870" by Various
I heard him laugh lightly, and hum an opera-air as he rode off, sitting his horse with the easy seat of a thorough horseman.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
She was quite ashamed that he detected her once in going to the Horse-Opera, he must think her taste so low.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. July, 1863, No. LXIX." by Various
He had now his gondolas, his horses on the Lido, a box at the Opera, many servants.
"A Wanderer in Venice" by E.V. Lucas
Let Madame Milvodi and the opera-box and the Park horses do what they could for her.
"Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite" by Anthony Trollope
Capuchins renounce champagne, race-horses, dancing girls, hunting, cards, and the opera.
"Avarice-Anger:" by Eugène Sue
I had a wonderful stay in Paris, and went to everything from horse shows to operas.
"Memoirs of an American Prima Donna" by Clara Louise Kellogg
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In news:

In a plot reminiscent of a daytime soap opera, champion race horse Frankel would be an ideal mate to rival Black Caviar's mum, experts say.
The Little Humpbacked Horse Mariinsky Ballet, Metropolitan Opera House.
Poor movie-goer who sits through this misguided horse opera.
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