horsehair

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horsehair a fabric made from fibers taken from the mane or tail of horses; used for upholstery
    • n horsehair hair taken from the mane or tail of a horse
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Horsehair A hair of a horse, especially one from the mane or tail; the hairs of the mane or tail taken collectively;
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n horsehair The hair of horses, more particularly the hair of the mane and tail. It is used for the making of hair-cloth, the stuffing of mattresses and cushions, etc.
    • horsehair Made of horsehair; covered, filled, or stuffed with horsehair: as, horsehair covering; a horsehair mattress.
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Usage

In literature:

One of Lennon's full gallon canteens was slung to the saddlehorn, opposite the horsehair rope.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
Then they faced each other, Janet taking her place upon the horsehair sofa.
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
He is fighting it out with cold cream in the bathroom, and some of the horsehair sticks like fun.
"About Peggy Saville" by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
A big horsehair bow attached to a shaft operated by a motor was automatically sawing across the string.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
On the post a horsehair lariat hung from the snub of a lopped-off bough of the tree that made the heavy stake.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Horsehair was given something to eat in another room, and then they set out on the return.
"Dave Porter and the Runaways" by Edward Stratemeyer
He liked the old house with its atrocious horsehair sofa and chair tidies and the Rogers group in the front bay window.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
In the centre stood grave and reverend men wearing horsehair beards and the long gowns of English bishops and priests.
"The Fifth Queen" by Ford Madox Ford
Wind back down and take one turn under the horsehair at the tail end, wind up to the head and tie off with the tying silk.
"How to Tie Flies" by E. C. Gregg
On a broken-backed horsehair sofa Gertrude lay, face down, her nose buried in a faded pillow.
"The Camerons of Highboro" by Beth B. Gilchrist
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In poetry:

Jim once tracked his way in a snowstorm,
Many thanks to his own resources,
He found a clue there, not hoofs nor horsehair,
But the evidence proved they were horses.
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett
Then you, so crazy and inviolate,
Will finger the console with a fearful touch,
Go past the horsehair sofa, the gilded frames
Whose faces are tired names
For the lifeblood that labors you so much.
"Obituary" by Allen Tate

In news:

Why horsehair theft is on the rise in the American Midwest.
A Wyoming Livestock Board inspector has begun investigating the theft of horsehair by thieves who clip the animals' tails.
Horsehair can be a very valuable commodity and is used to make belts, paintbrushes and the bows of musical instruments.
Whacky Weather, Horsehair Worms and More.
Irish Judges No Longer Need To Don Horsehair .
Whacky Weather, Horsehair Worms and More.
Wire, horsehair, and foil are just a few of the tactile materials used to create sumptuous installations and sculptures that evoke the complexities of language.
Wade Werbelow has some horsehair to find.
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