equine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj equine of or belonging to the family Equidae
    • adj equine resembling a horse
    • n equine hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Equine Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a horse. "The shoulders, body, things, and mane are equine ; the head completely bovine."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • equine Of, pertaining to, or resembling a horse, or its structure, etc.; belonging to the horse kind; in a narrow sense, like a horse, as distinguished from an ass: as, equine and asinine genera, traits, etc.
    • n equine A horse; an animal of the horse family.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Equine ē′kwīn pertaining to a horse or horses
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. equinus, fr. equus, horse; akin to Gr. , Skr. ava, OS. ehu, AS. eh, eoh, Icel. jr, OIr. ech, cf. Skr. a, to reach, overtake, perh. akin to E. acute, edge, eager, (a.) Cf. Hippopotamus
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. equinusequus, a horse.

Usage

In literature:

What Boyar could not accomplish in the way of equine gymnastics in harness, Apache, Collie's pony, could.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Great was his consternation to hear the harsh voice of his equine friend in his ear.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
Jamie suspected, race-courses; his stories of them bore usually an equine flavor.
"Pirate Gold" by Frederic Jesup Stimson
By that one trial I had become free, as I may say, of the whole equine species.
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
Perhaps his luck was calculated to stir only equine risibility.
"The Young Mountaineers" by Charles Egbert Craddock
The zebra's chief peculiarity, aside from his beautiful markings, is a dog-like bark which is much more canine than equine in its sound.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
However, in a little Charlie stopped, and raised his nose high in the air, as if to look for his old equine companions.
"The Dog Crusoe and his Master" by R.M. Ballantyne
The supernatural steed which Katoma tamed belongs to an equine race which often figures in the Skazkas.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by W. R. S. Ralston
By that one trial I had become free, as I may say, of the whole equine species.
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Borrow
Nevertheless, these equine forms are clearly closely akin, for they may be bred together.
"Domesticated Animals" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
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In poetry:

A rainy day in camp! and the latest publication
That the mice have left unnibbled, tells you all about "Eclipse,"
How the Derby fell before him, how he beat equine creation,
But the story yields to slumber with the pipe between your lips.
"A Rainy Day In Camp" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

This is no surprise to equine therapist Jennifer McVoy, who founded Out Side In in January 2010.
Salisbury Trust Celebrates Equine Sportsmanship Award.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will soon house a secondary equine -handling center, thanks to a joint venture between Aviapartner and European Cargo Services.
Oaklawn thoroughbred race track in Hot Springs is instituting a new program to require that horses be tested for equine herpes virus.
Equine Land Conservation Resource.
Randy Huenefeld, an equine veterinarian and chiropractor, examines Cocoa, a 23-year-old foundation quarter horse on Oct 12 at Pine Dell Farm in Pleasant Hill.
The Robertson Equine Sale, which was put together to replace Lexington's famous Tattersalls Sale, returns Monday with a much bigger fall sale.
Farrier Trevor Hall makes sure his equine clients get exactly the right footwear.
Mylestone Equine Rescue's open house moved to Oct 14.
POHATCONG — Due to the weather forecast, Mylestone Equine Rescue (MER) has rescheduled its 13th annual open house.
A&M establishes new equine therapeutic program.
Equine Sports, 5180 Grange Hall Road, Holly, will host campers, ages six to 19 years old and provide an opportunity to learn about horses and much more.
Q & A: Equine artist Crute makes use of experience with horses.
There are many equine artists.
Small farms like Runnymede are essential to the equine industry.
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In science:

Anderson, G., Limacher, M., Assaf, A. et al. (2004). Effects of conjugated equine estrogen in postmenopausal women with hysterectomy: The women’s health initiative randomized controlled trial.
Statistical adjustment for a measure of healthy lifestyle doesn't yield the truth about hormone therapy
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