horseflesh

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horseflesh the flesh of horses as food
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Horseflesh Horses, generally; the qualities of a horse; as, he is a judge of horseflesh .
    • Horseflesh The flesh of horses. "The Chinese eat horseflesh at this day."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n horseflesh The flesh of a horse. Europeans have generally regarded horse-flesh as unfit for food; but hippophagy or horse-eating has always existed among some rude races, and has been advocated by many gastronomers in Europe. In Paris horse-flesh has long been surreptitiously dealt in as a cheap article of diet, and its sale, under strict official supervision, was authorized in 1866. The necessary use of it there during the siege of 1870-1 brought it into more general favor, which has been maintained. It is also eaten to some extent in other countries.
    • n horseflesh Horses collectively, with reference to driving, riding, or racing.
    • n horseflesh A species of Bahama mahogany: probably so named from its color.
    • horseflesh Of the color of horse-flesh; of a peculiar reddish-bronze color.
    • n horseflesh In Guiana, the dark-red flesh-colored wood of the bully-tree, Mimusops Balata, or that obtained from panococo, Tounatea tomentosa. See bully-tree and panococo, 2.
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Usage

In literature:

D'ye know I've actually knowd men from the cities as wouldn't eat a bit o' horseflesh for love or money.
"The Dog Crusoe and his Master" by R.M. Ballantyne
He looked about eagerly as he went for a place of concealment, fully aware of the inability of a lame shipmaster to outdistance horseflesh.
"A Master Of Craft" by W. W. Jacobs
He had lived a good many more years than Dawson and his experience with horseflesh was an exceptionally wide one.
"Peggy Stewart at School" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
Where would old England's horseflesh be without races and steeplechases?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 1, 1916" by Various
I am not wise in horseflesh, but at least I try to be merciful to my beasts.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
Besides being a lover of jewels, his Highness was a lover of good horseflesh and of yachts.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
To trot hour after hour is the most fruitful source of ruin to our horseflesh.
"Cavalry in Future Wars" by Frederick von Bernhardi
Their horseflesh was good and they felt they could overtake any man not suspecting pursuit.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
She was the fastest piece of horseflesh in the Valley.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
Bush folk have a way of arriving at their knowledge of people through horseflesh.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
He often boasted that he got every ounce that was available in horseflesh.
"Mystery Ranch" by Arthur Chapman
It was a most tempting bit of horseflesh, full of spirit and in top condition, for he was going to sell it.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
His own horseflesh was not in the best of shape.
"The Frontier Boys in the Sierras" by Wyn Roosevelt
Whatever the question of human flesh as food may have been to the Parisians, that of horseflesh was by no means new to them.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
General Lee, being ahead of us, made a clean sweep as he went along, leaving scarce a gleaning of horseflesh for us.
"The Falling Flag" by Edward M. Boykin
But he was no lover of horseflesh.
"Sube Cane" by Edward Bellamy Partridge
Beef, mutton, fish, horseflesh, etc., are all good food for the fox.
"Fur Farming" by A. R. Harding
Wasn't that enough to make a man disgusted with horseflesh forever after?
"Jessica Trent: Her Life on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
A good friend, a "lover of horseflesh," promised to see this "birdie" through.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
But it was no time for the consideration of horseflesh.
"John Marchmont's Legacy, Volumes I-III" by Mary E. Braddon
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In poetry:

Bain to Clapham town-end lived an owd Yorkshire tike,
Who i' dealing i' horseflesh had ne'er met his like;
'T were his pride that i' all the hard bargains he'd hit,
He'd bit a girt monny, but niver bin bit.
"The Yorkshire Horse Dealers" by Anonymous British

In news:

DINE There really is a Miss Saigon inside of Miss SaiGon , but she seems to be made of plastic, if — to quote Groucho Marx — I'm any judge of horseflesh.
Just east of Williston on Hwy 27A, some of the finest horseflesh in the nation comes every winter to showcase talent, lineage and beauty in the annual Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) competition.
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