horse chestnut

Definitions

  • Horse-chestnut
    Horse-chestnut
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horse chestnut tree having palmate leaves and large clusters of white to red flowers followed by brown shiny inedible seeds
    • n horse chestnut the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut
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Usage

In literature:

The baron was displeased with his carriage-horses, which were no longer young, and, besides, of a chestnut color.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
Under a wide-spreading chestnut near the planter's mansion, stood three horses ready saddled.
"The Witch of Salem" by John R. Musick
Johnny's was a bright bay, with four white feet and a white nose: and the doctor's was a chestnut-colored horse, with a darker mane and tail.
"Eric" by Mrs. S. B. C. Samuels
The horse was a very fine chestnut.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
Cisy recalled the happy days when, mounted on his own chestnut horse, and with his glass stuck in his eye, he rode up to carriage-doors.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
In this yard were two very handsome trees, one a horse chestnut and one a magnolia.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
The Horse Chestnut was probably unknown to Shakespeare.
"The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare" by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
The great horse chestnut!
"Dorothy's House Party" by Evelyn Raymond
The horse chestnut, the pawpaw, the grape, and the willow are in bloom.
"Afloat on the Ohio" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
Mrs. Harrington here was seen to draw up her horse in the shade of a huge chestnut, and playfully beckon the widower with her whip.
"A Noble Woman" by Ann S. Stephens
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In poetry:

And as for horses, why, betwixt
Our chestnut mare and Rover
The mutual friendship is as fixed
As any love of lover.
"Rover" by Henry Kendall
So farewell to the Yarraman old warhorse, farewell,
Be you mulga bred chestnut or bay.
If there's a hereafter for horses as well
Then may we be with you some day.
"Farewell Old War Horse" by Anonymous Oceania
"The horse is her master!" "The green forges past her!"
"The Clown will outlast her!" "The Clown wins!" "The Clown!"
The white railing races with all the white faces,
The chestnut outpaces, outstretches the brown.
"How We Beat The Favourite" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Now the chestnut burrs are down; aspen-shaws are pale;
Now across the plunging reef reels the last red sail.
Ere the wild, black horses cry, ere the night has birth,
Take, ere yet you say good-bye, the love of all the earth.
"The Little Fauns To Proserpine" by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall
With the advent of the Autumn
Trees behave as Nature taught 'em;
Maple, Sumach, Plum and Poplar, and the Chestnut known as Horse,
Ere they shed the Summer fashion,
Break into a perfect passion
Of sweet rivalry in color (if deciduous, of course).
"Autumn Song" by C J Dennis

In news:

The 3-year-old chestnut I'll Have Another is not the only horse at Belmont Park looking to accomplish a racing feat not done since the 1970s.
I WAS in one of those down-at-the-mouth moods one morning last week as my cab tore down Fifth Avenue, when a horse-chestnut tree hailed me from Central Park.
PHOENIX – Conquistador Program Director and friend, Wendy K Hart, has saved the life of a beautiful 7 year-old chestnut quarter horse mare in Colorado named Miss Meira for the Conquistador Program.
Music, roasted chestnuts, and horse-drawn wagon rides are part of the draw.
Plus, horse-drawn carriage rides, hot roasted chestnuts, and more.
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