river horse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n river horse massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hippopotamus means river horse.
    • River horse (Zoöl) the hippopotamus.
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Usage

In literature:

Having crossed the river where the horses were waiting for them, they set out.
"The Frontier Fort" by W. H. G. Kingston
Securing their horses to some trees near the banks of the river, the hunters covered their backs with the skins.
"The Trapper's Son" by W.H.G. Kingston
Dead men and horses lay thickly scattered upon the ground when the victorious brigade left the field to join the infantry at the river.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
The Confederate advance came, artillery, horse, and skirmishers, upon the river bank at sunset.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
At length they returned to the banks of the river, being guided back by their horses.
"Discoverers and Explorers" by Edward R. Shaw
Obtaining horses from the Indians, they followed the outward route back as far as the Kooskooskie River.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
As they came in sight of the river the big horse stopped, and in a moment Fluff was beside the farmer's cart.
"A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia" by Alice Turner Curtis
Russel, with our horses, we crossed the river by ferry and then proceeded to the front.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Horses ridden into the rivers stepped on the fish and killed them.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
I had reined my horse out of the road, and when my companions turned to go, was standing at the edge of the bank, overlooking the river.
"Among the Pines" by James R. Gilmore
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In poetry:

We would cross the sparkling river
On the brown horse and the bay;
Watch the willows sway and shiver
And their trembling shadows play.
"At The River Crossing" by Harry Breaker Morant
The river-horses in the slime trumpeted when
they saw him come
Odorous with Syrian galbanum and smeared with
spikenard and with thyme.
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
He spurs his whinnying horse; at the river
Gaul it stops, spattered with foam.
"Let the Norwegian cowards shiver;
I never betray my ancient home."
"Hakon Jarl's Death" by Adam Gottlob Oehlenschlaeger
He rode unto the river deep,
Which down both him and horse did sweep;
In death's pale vision fell asleep,
He was no more; Which did cause many men to weep
For him full sore.
"On The Death Of John Simpson, Castlemilk" by Susannah Hawkins
At night he heard the lion roar,
And the hyena scream,
And the river-horse, as he crushed the reeds
Beside some hidden stream;
And it passed, like a glorious roll of drums,
Through the triumph of his dream.
"The Slave's Dream" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
He's not — despite his name, of course —
The least bit like a river horse,
But much more like a river pig,
He is a harmless beast, and though
He is not beautiful, we know,
No doubt his mother thinks him so!
"Master Hippo" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

A hydroelectric power project has been proposed using river water east of Dead Horse Point at the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park.
Horses roaming along the lower Salt River in the Tonto National Forest have been dazzling enthusiasts and confounding officials for years.
Brooke Harris, 13, of Rapid River, and her horse, Aries, ride to the finish of the fun "mystery" class.
The upgraded Frank Herman Horse Arena was one of the busiest places at the Hood River County Fair, between the annual Horse Show and a new event, team penning .
The high ridge up above the Columbia River, in Washington State is named Horse Heaven for the wild horses that used to roam there.
Queen's Plate analysis : River Rush worth look in horse racing showcase.
The Horse Heaven Round-Up was voted best large rodeo of the year for the Columbia River circuit.
Queen's Plate analysis: River Rush worth look in horse racing showcase.
After a day-plus marooned in the Walla Walla River, a local horse is back in greener pastures.
Jockeys and horses head to the finish line in the third race of the night at the Crooked River Roundup on Thursday at the Crook County Fairgrounds in Prineville.
Enter for your chance to win tickets to Night Ranger Saturday, July 7th at Gila River Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino.
A weekend flowing with geological presentations from experts, lectures about the San Juan River and local wildlife, and a guided walk through Dead Horse Point State Park.
Horse Riding along the LA River.
Like the public's consciousness of the Los Angeles River itself, many Angelenos have a vague awareness of horses in the city.
Kinni Valley Riding Academy near River Falls, Wis. Offers everything imaginable on a horse.
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