harness horse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n harness horse horse used for pulling vehicles
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Quotations

  • Russian Proverb
    Russian Proverb
    “Happiness is not a horse, you cannot harness it.”
  • Robert Cecil
    Robert Cecil
    “A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he consider but as harness.”

Usage

In literature:

The man harnessed the horses to it, and then he stood on the platform and drove all over the strip of land.
"Stories to Tell Children" by Sara Cone Bryant
He bade his charioteer harness the immortal horses Xanthos and Balios.
"The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy" by Padriac Colum
Then they all kissed each other, and he cracked his whip, and off he went, with the little bells jingling on the horses' harness.
"Old Peter's Russian Tales" by Arthur Ransome
The strong horses, too, harnessed one behind the other, are missing.
"Mother Stories from the Old Testament" by Anonymous
Twenty negroes carrying bill-boards, a carriage drawn by twelve horses harnessed like circus horses passed by.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
The sound of the men at work and the horses shaking their harness was close in her ears while she strayed over this bit of hilly woodland.
"The Mormon Prophet" by Lily Dougall
The horse was known to the kings of Lagash, who used it in harness.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 3 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
Waggons and horses and no harness, and whose fault?
"The Fifth Leicestershire" by J.D. Hills
The horse was nearly harnessed when Tommy Ray came running out from the store, and beckoned to Barney.
"Pembroke" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The captured artillery, owing to want of horses and harness, was left on the field.
"General Scott" by General Marcus J. Wright
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In poetry:

'And reach me my harness, and saddle my horse,
And lead him me round to the door:
He must take such a leap to-night perforce,
As horse never took before.
"The Knight's Leap: A Legend of Altenar" by Charles Kingsley
That famous horse must feel great fear
Now that his noble rider's no longer here:
He gives his harness bells to rhyme
—Perhaps he will be back, in time?
"Now He Knows All There Is To Know. Now He Is Acquainted With The Day And Night" by Delmore Schwartz
He had horses and harness for them all,
Goodly steeds were all milk white;
O the golden bands an about their necks,
And their weapons, they were all alike.
"Johnny Armstrong" by Anonymous British
He harnessed himself by the clear moonshine,
And he mounted his horse at the door;
And he drained such a cup of the red Ahr-wine,
As man never drained before.
"The Knight's Leap: A Legend of Altenar" by Charles Kingsley
Now harnessed together like so many--horses,
By bridges of snow they cross awful crevasses;
So frail are these bridges that they who go o'er 'em
Indulge in a perilous "Pons Asinorum."
"The Alpine Club Man" by E W Bowling
With ready fingers the noble dame
Unlocked her husband's iron blame;
Brought his second horse, his Abdon, out,
And his second hauberk, light and stout;
Harnessed the warrior, and hight him go
An angel of vengeance upon the foe.
"Abu Midjan" by George MacDonald

In news:

The foal 's father, a $2.7 million winning harness-racing horse by the name of Art Major, is also a bay — reddish-brown with black mane, tail and lower legs.
Harness racing at the Illinois State Fair Wednesday finished with two $40,0000 state fair championships for 3-year-old horses.
A bid by the state of Illinois to bring the Hambletonian harness race back to southern Illinois will include a possible $1 million bonus for the winning horse, an aide to Gov James R Thompson said today.
Campers from as far away as Connecticut are learning about harness racing and how to properly take care of horses.
Harness racing at the Illinois State Fair Wednesday finished with two $40,0000 state fair championships for 3-year-old horses.
Rainbow Blue, a Delaware standardbred racehorse, has been inducted into the Harness Racing "Living Horse" Hall of Fame.
MOUNT VERNON — By the time the average harness racing fan gets to the track, most of the drivers have run several miles of warm-up laps with the horses.
Jimmy Takter fell in love with America when his father sent him from Sweden in 1982 to learn a little more about the family business: training harness horses.
Jimmy Takter, a native of Sweden, has achieved success in the United States with harness horses.
On Thursday, a horse ran wild after it broke free from its harness near Columbus Circle.
The manufacturing of saddles and harnesses for horses was, and still, requires considerable skill and often considerable patience.
San Pail wins harness Horse of the Year.
Citizen Patriot file photo Horses and riders thunder down the straightaway at the Jackson Harness Raceway.
Jackson Harness Raceway 's holding company has ceased operations at the track, effectively stomping out hopes for a local horse-racing season.
Men's Women's Horse racing Thoroughbred Harness Soccer: MLS.
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