rocking horse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rocking horse a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride
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Usage

In literature:

My horse fell when I wa'n't expectin' it, and I went on a rock.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
His dreams were of dolls, rocking-horses, black cats.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
Directly he saw Carew on his horse, he took the little path through the scrub and rocks and went towards him.
"The Rhodesian" by Gertrude Page
But neither the rocks nor trees offered an advantageous hiding-place for our horses.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
The reef of rocks, which forms the only roadstead at Falkenborg, circles in the shape of a horse-shoe, having but one inlet.
"A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden" by W. A. Ross
Simon heard rocks thudding against the drawbridge at the rear of the palace, the entrance for horses and wagons.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Hahn came clattering over the rocks on his horse, his face chalky white.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
An hour later they drove into Flat Rock, leading her horse which was found grazing by the roadside.
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
The next moment horses and carriage were being dashed to pieces on the rocks below.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
The rock killed horse and rider.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

On the deep road through the rocks,
As I rode,
I could reach his horse's locks;
Through the echo-hurling rocks,
As I rode.
"The Headless Horseman" by Madison Julius Cawein
The scene his war-steel'd nerves could shock,
Seated on mossy stones
The widow, leaning 'gainst a rock,
Wept o'er his horse's bones.
"The Fatal Horse" by William Hayley
Reeled the battle's midward shock—
Charges on the serried square:
As the earthquake tears the rock,
The horse the pausing column tear.
"The Battle-Day, Or, The Lost Army" by Ernest Jones
He was tough as a boot and as wise as a fox;
He kept on the ridges and a-dodgin' the rocks.
I'd trail him till dark and at dawn I'd begin.
Till I got pretty weak and my horses got thin.
"The Ridge-Running Roan" by Curley Fletcher
So, roll a rock down where a ranger is sleepin'
Aside of his horse below Powder Cut Bend:
I ride and I look where the shadows are creepin',
And roll a rock down--for McCabe was my friend.
"Roll A Rock Down" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
He thinks upon his youthful pride,
When in his ermined cloak of snow,
Upon his war-horse, stout and staunch—
The cataract-crested avalanche—
He thundered on the rocks below,
With his warriors at his side.
"The Year-King" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

After all, nothing beats a pooch on a rocking horse.
Mirage Rock,' the fourth album by Band of Horses, will be released on Sept 17.
Band of Horses Mirage Rock.
A rocking horse that will be auctioned.
Remember when you were kid and you got your first rocking horse.
3 Band Of Horses Mirage Rock.
2 Band Of Horses Mirage Rock.
You never know what musical left turn Neil Young might take and earlier this year, the classic rocker got back together with Crazy Horse , the garage rock band with which he first started collaborating in 1969.
1-3pm: we borrowed your horse (indie/rock) with man with beard.
These photos were taken at the Rocking Horse Saloon, The Russian Lady, Up or On the Rocks, and Union Station.
Toy Rocking Horses Recalled November 10, 2010.
Toys for Tots Foundation receives rocking horses from LHS students.
Monday 1-3pm: we borrowed your horse (indie/ rock ) with man with beard.
Monday 1-3pm: we borrowed your horse (indie/rock) with man with beard.
Ryan Johnson's Rocking Horse, 2012.
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