pole horse


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pole horse a draft horse harnessed alongside the shaft or pole of a vehicle
    • n pole horse the horse having a starting position next to the inside rail in a harness race
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In literature:

That "stolen horse" pole there may be a verst post.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
The mishap caused no more damage to horses and wagon than a slight break of the wagon pole and a bad scare for the horses.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
You end, do you think you're the quarter pole in a horse race?
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
It was drawn by horses, attached to a long rope made fast to the pole or mast, near the bow.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
He hitched the horse to the pole, and said, as always, 'Get up, you old jade!
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The dogs pull along two poles, each with a load, while the horses are taxed according to their strength.
"History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians" by George Mogridge
The horses had been tied to a pole nearest the house, and they were not long in reaching them.
"The Boy Ranchers on Roaring River" by Willard F. Baker
I had enough business holding in the horses, remembering that spliced pole.
"The La Chance Mine Mystery" by Susan Carleton Jones
Mounting their horses, Arend and Hendrik held the poles by which the giraffe was to be guided, while Willem and Congo walked on behind.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
It stood at the side gate of Mr. Bryant's home, with a "spike team" (two horses at the pole, and one horse for a leader) harnessed.
"The Boy Settlers" by Noah Brooks
A fence of poles made a barrier across the narrow entrance of the valley, and so the horses were allowed to roam at will.
"Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer" by Colonel Prentiss Ingraham
Then Jean made a dash by me, and he's on a horse now, and a mile beyont the South Pole by this time.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
The Blue intentionally struck the horse on the left with his pole.
"The Scarlet Banner" by Felix Dahn
The party throwing the flag threw it as soon as the drum tapped, long before the horses reached the pole.
"History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921" by John Lawrence O'Connor
The horses had entangled the harness with the pole of a wagon at the end of the gun park, and halted.
"Battery E in France" by Frederic R. Kilner
As the horses scored for a start Imperial Don had the pole, The Prince was second, with Daystar on the outside.
"The Man from Jericho" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
His horses were taken from his carriage, a hundred men dashed forward to seize the pole.
"My Lords of Strogue Vol. III, (of III)" by Lewis Wingfield
Guess they war travelling with all their horses, and the wigwam poles war slung in their usual way, trailing behind.
"Indian and Scout" by F. S. Brereton
This he knew from the lodge pole tracks made by a horse dragging the poles over the ground.
"The Prairie Schooner" by William Francis Hooker
The use of both pole and rope, especially in managing unruly horses or cattle.
"An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language" by John Jamieson

In poetry:

He said someday my horse will be pole-axed
And then I won't forget you!
And —when Cucumber started at ten to one
And came home at half past two !
"Cucumber's race! (for the tinned-salmon stakes)" by T W Connor
The stopped horse on his chromium pole
Stares through us; his hooves chew the breeze.
Your shirt of crisp linen
Bloats like a spinnaker. Hat brims
Deflect the watery dazzle; the people idle
As if in hospital.
"Whitsun" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

They tend to blow from the high pressure area in the horse latitudes towards the poles.
A child gets a ride in a horse cart at the Manatee County Sheriff's annual Flight to the North Pole party for ill children at the Sarasota Bradenton Airport's Fire Station.
Or Quarter Horse poles , where you run beside the poles , turn the sixth pole , weave down, turn the bottom pole and weave back up, finishing by running down the opposite side of the poles and straight home (see diagram, right).