mustang

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mustang small hardy range horse of the western plains descended from horses brought by the Spanish
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mustang (Zoöl) The half-wild horse of the plains in Mexico, California, etc. It is small, hardy, and easily sustained.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mustang The wild horse of the pampas and prairies of America. It is descended from stock of Spanish importation, and has reverted to the feral state. The mustangs live in troops, are very hardy, and are often caught and broken for use. Indian ponies and the various kinds of small horses used in the western United States and Territories are mustangs or their descendants. See bronco and cayuse.
    • n mustang An officer of the United States navy who entered the regular service from the merchant service after serving through the civil war, instead of graduating from the Naval Academy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mustang mus′tang the wild horse of the American prairies:
    • n Mustang mus′tang (U.S.) a naval officer from the merchant service in the Civil War.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. musteño, belonging to the graziers, strayed, wild

Usage

In literature:

But which lakes held water and which not was only known to these wild mustang bands and our mares that ran with them.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
Most of them are very much like the mustang.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Me, I was trailin' 'long with this Mex mustanger to learn some of his tricks.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
Seizing his bridle, he pulled his mustang round and galloped away.
"Kiddie the Scout" by Robert Leighton
These mustangs are quite wild, and have no fixed feeding-ground.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, V. 5, April 1878" by Various
Her little mustang leaped them, however, with wonderful activity, and mine followed.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
Even the proud-necked Stallion, leader of the mustang band, thought well for once to yield the road.
"The Biography of a Grizzly" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Then taking the end of my lasso, he got upon his own horse and set off, leading my mustang after him.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843" by Various
I'll take your mustang's rein.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
The men came in squads, mounted on their mustangs, and bearing over their saddles long squirrel rifles.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
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In poetry:

Nor the red Mustang,
Whose clusters hang
O'er the waves of the Colorado,
And the fiery flood
Of whose purple blood
Has a dash of Spanish bravado.
"Catawba Wine. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Try not my fence," the old man said,
"With 'Mustang Liniment' 'tis spread,
Another vacant spot thar aint."
He answered with a dash of paint--"SAPOLIO."
"Excelsior" by Francis Bret Harte
So I went right to work and I got me a pair
Of the best saddle horses that ever wore hair.
I hunted that mustang and I took to his trail;
When he hit for the ridges he was packin' the mail.
"The Ridge-Running Roan" by Curley Fletcher
High headed and leggy, he was just built for speed;
The cowboy that roped him could own that there steed.
I figured the reason this bronk was still free
Was he never had crossed a mustanger like me.
"The Ridge-Running Roan" by Curley Fletcher

In news:

Kansas Man Forms "Mustang" Church.
The Natrona County Mustangs defeated the Rock Springs Tigers 77-52 to take 3rd place in the 4A State Tournament.
Mustangs run roughshod over Tigers.
Saturday's round-robin baseball action at Monette was rumored to be labeled "Redemption Saturday" by the Mustangs.
The Mustangs forced three turnovers and held St Monica's running game in check for four quarters while Salesian 's run-pass balance kept the Mariners on their heels defensively.
Backcourt signees were priority for Mustangs, with Royer, O'Brien and U'u seniors.
The Mustang Fire Complex at night at Colson Creek.
(Barbara & Rodger Photo) The fast-moving Mustang Complex has caused temporary closures of the Salmon River Road in Idaho.
With all the news about fires and smoke from the Salmon River with the Mustang Complex, we missed this story this summer.
The Eagles of Brady proved to be too much for the Mustangs tonight, beating SEM 56-12 on a night where Brady seemed to be in a different class.
The SEM Mustang wrestlers edged Class A's Kearney JV team to win their home invite last Friday.
The Mustangs scored 196.5 points to Kearney JV's 194.
Tucked away in the North Hall, not far from where Ford is showing off its new Mustangs, is a device that can sequence an entire human genome in just eight hours.
From the September, 2012 issue of Modified Mustangs & Fords.
The worst part about the drive, however, was that the Mustangs helped them with four penalties.
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