post horse


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n post horse a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by mail carriers or for rent to travelers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: New York City's administrative code still requires that hitching posts be located in front of City Hall so that reporters can tie their horses.
    • Post horse a horse stationed, intended, or used for the post.
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  • Gough Whitlam
    Gough Whitlam
    “The punters know that the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag named Self-interest always runs a good race.”


In literature:

He got well left at the post; but when he did get goin' he ran a great horse.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
The horses were picketed, guards posted, and a lunch distributed, and all not on duty lay down to wait.
"Captured by the Navajos" by Charles A. Curtis
The Irish horse now fell back on a little hill in their rear, where a body of infantry were posted.
"Orange and Green" by G. A. Henty
The dogs drew the sledge over the frozen snow with great rapidity; no English post-horses could have done better.
"The Moravians in Labrador" by Anonymous
The horse was held by his bridle to a post, but the seat was empty.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Three men were shoeing horses tied to snubbing posts at ten-yard intervals before the shop.
"The Settling of the Sage" by Hal G. Evarts
He sprang out and tied the steaming horse to the hitching post.
"Dick the Bank Boy" by Frank V. Webster
There were no horses at the post.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
Instantly the gates were closed, the horses saddled, and every man went to his post.
"The Red Book of Heroes" by Leonora Blanche Lang
On the extreme right General Stuart was posted with his cavalry and horse artillery.
"With Lee in Virginia" by G. A. Henty

In poetry:

See but the bravest horse, that prideth most,
Though he escape the war,
Either from master to the man is lost, Or turned unto the car,
Or else must die with being ridden post.
"Ditty In Imitation of the Spanish Entre Tanto Que L'Avril" by Lord Edward Herbert of Cherbury
The bridge which spans the swiftly-flowing stream
O'er which the iron horse, by night and day,
With heavy tread speeds on its busy way,
Rests not on sand, nor slender post and beam.
"The Royal Way" by Joseph Horatio Chant
And you find you 're mistaken; there 's lots more to come,
More banging, more screeching of fiddle and drum,
Till when the last ending is finished and done,
You feel like a horse when the winning-post 's won.
"The Smiling Listener" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

All horses appear in post position orderFIRST-1m.
The post position draw for Derby 136 produced a stunning separation for the two horses that are the favorites.
View full size David Lassman / The Post-Standard Veterinarian Dr Reid Oliver (right) prepares to vaccinate a Halfinger horse owned by Don Jordal (left) at a free horse clinic at the New Haven Highway Department.
He wasn't happy that his 2-year-old Cry and Catch Me had drawn the post position 13 in the 14-horse field.
The California Horse Racing Board has started an investigation into the posting of the incorrect official order of finish of the A Gleam Handicap (gr II) at Hollywood Park July 16.
A Pony Express $2 Horse and Rider local post stamp (Scott 143L1) issued by Wells Fargo & Co.
(AP) — Joyce Johnson remembers the drums beating slowly as she walked with her girls from the Old Post Chapel, behind the horse-drawn caisson carrying the flag-draped casket of her husband.
Marten 's work appeared in numerous publications, including Thoroughbred Times, Cigar Aficionado, Paddock Magazine, Life, Time, New York Times, Racing Post, The Blood-Horse, and Thoroughbred Daily News.
12:25 pm All horses appear in post position order1.
12:30 pm All horses appear in post position order1.
A look at the 11-horse field for the 144th Belmont Stakes (post time 6:40 pm ET) on Saturday at Belmont Park, from the rail out.
A memorial gathering for Crazy Horse Goode, 64, of Dresden, was from 3 to 5 pm Sept 22 at the Dresden American Legion Post No 94.
Washington Post' s Terence Samuel on the Presidential Horse Race .
Washington Post' s Terence Samuel on the Presidential Horse Race.
Giant's Causeway rallied from off the pace with a wide stretch run and passed a trio of horses late to post a two-length victory in the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr.