neigh

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v neigh make a characteristic sound, of a horse
    • n neigh the characteristic sounds made by a horse
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Neigh The cry of a horse; a whinny.
    • Neigh To scoff or sneer; to jeer. "Neighed at his nakedness."
    • Neigh To utter the cry of the horse; to whinny.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • neigh To utter the cry of a horse; whinny.
    • neigh To scoff; sneer.
    • n neigh The cry of a horse; a whinnying.
    • neigh An obsolete form of nigh.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Neigh to utter the cry of a horse
    • pr.p Neigh neigh′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. neighed (nād)
    • n Neigh the cry of a horse—(Scot.) Nich′er
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. neien, AS. hnǣgan, prob. of imitative origin; cf. MHG. nēgen, Icel. hneggja, gneggja, Sw. gnägga,. Cf. Nag a horse

Usage

In literature:

The horses all neigh and toss their heads and paw.
"Letters to Helen" by Keith Henderson
Again Farrel whistled, and a neigh answered him as Panchito broke from the herd and came galloping up the slope.
"The Pride of Palomar" by Peter B. Kyne
There it happened that the horse on which Chosroes was riding neighed and stamped the ground with his foot.
"History of the Wars, Books I and II (of 8)" by Procopius
A shrill neigh arose in front of them.
"All on the Irish Shore" by E. Somerville and Martin Ross
Presently Monty gave voice to a shrill neigh, and to Whitey's surprise it was answered from the gully.
"Injun and Whitey to the Rescue" by William S. Hart
The horses could be heard neighing and stamping about in their stalls.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus" by Laura Lee Hope
Richard gave fragments to the neighing steed.
"Autumn Leaves" by Various
Horses neighed in fear, and galloped madly to and fro.
"The Days of Mohammed" by Anna May Wilson
John Fry is waiting by the tapster's door, and Peggy neighing to me.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
Then, above the wailing voice of the storm, came the shrill, piercing neigh of a horse.
"The Trail Horde" by Charles Alden Seltzer
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In poetry:

Banners choke the sky;
Men-at-arms tread;
Armoured horses neigh
In the narrow pass:
All things remain in God.
"Crazy Jane On God" by William Butler Yeats
The war was stately in me,
And in my heart was pride—
Fierce moods like neighing horses
Most terribly did ride.
"The Warrior Maid" by Anna Hempstead Branch
Fast, and fast, by the road he knew;
And slow, and slow, the stars withdrew;
And the waiting heaven turned weirdly blue,
As a garment worn by a wizard grim.
He neighed at the gate in the morning dim.
"The Ride To The Lady" by Helen Gray Cone
Have you sought the land over? "Yea, truly have I;
Broad lie the good pastures beneath the grey sky;
I heard the wild wind and I heard the birds' crying,
But never a neigh to my heart's call replying.
"The Quest (Horses For The Army)" by Cicely Fox Smith
They buried the dark chief; they freed
Beside the grave his battle steed;
And swift an arrow cleaved its way
To his stern heart! One piercing neigh
Arose, and, on the dead man's plain,
The rider grasps his steed again.
"Earlier Poems : Burial Of The Minnisink" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Along these melancholy walls
In vain the voice of pleasure calls:
The horse may neigh, and bay the hound,—
He hears no more; his sleep is sound.
Retire;—once more the portals close;
Leave, leave him to his dread repose.
"The Wake of The King of Spain" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld

In news:

Putting the neigh into Ascot 's new neighbour.
A ' Neigh ' to Thoroughbred IPOs.
Putting the neigh into Ascot's new neighbour.
All Opposed Say " Neigh ": A Flawed Bill to Ban Horse Slaughter.
Horses only ' neigh ' sayers at equine center.
Don't say neigh to horseback riding.
Many in Denver Just Say Neigh .
Neigh ' to development.
Putting the neigh into Ascot's new neighbour .
Horses only 'neigh' sayers at equine center.
It's fitting that Kevin Clash starts an interview by proclaiming, It's a beautiful day in the neigh.
No neigh-sayers in this group.
Nary a neigh for 29 days.
You Say ' Nay ,' I Say 'Neigh': Goats Have Accents.
You won't find him mentioned in the same breath, or should we say neigh, with the great painters .
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In science:

Each individual plays the PDG with its “neigh bors” de fined by their spatial relationships.
Randomness enhances cooperation: a resonance type phenomenon in evolutionary games
Therefore, when the field is sufficiently smooth, or when the averages in local node neigh borhoods are close to the global average, simple gossip can generate approximate estimates that are closer to the true average with a smaller number of transmissions.
Geographic Gossip: Efficient Averaging for Sensor Networks
The recursion stops when vertex µ j has no neigh= {(µ jµ j )} bour on this subgraph, in which case AG\{µc , µ1 ,··· , µ j−1 }; µ j = ΓG\{µc , µ1 ,··· , µ j−1 }; µ j if the loop (µ jµ j ) exists and AG\{µc , µ1 ,··· , µ j−1 }; µ j = (µ j ) otherwise.
Continued Fractions and Unique Factorization on Quivers
In particular, for all ˇζ ∈ Rd+1 with ˇH (p, ˇζ , ρ) extends smoothly to a neighˇγ > 0, the definition of the bundle E borhood of (p, ˇζ , 0) in RM × Rd+1 × R.
Symmetrizers and Continuity of Stable Subspaces for Parabolic-Hyperbolic Boundary Value Problems
If its earlier neigh bors match the sequential algorithm, then it does too.) Naturally, the parallel algorithm may (and should, if there is to be any speedup) accept some vertices into the MIS at an earlier time than the sequential algorithm but the final set produced is the same.
Greedy Sequential Maximal Independent Set and Matching are Parallel on Average
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