stallion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stallion uncastrated adult male horse
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stallion stăl"yŭn A male horse not castrated; a male horse kept for breeding.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stallion The male of the horse; an entire horse; a horse kept for breeding purposes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stallion stal′yun an uncastrated male horse, esp. one kept for breeding.
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Quotations

  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    “From the desert I come to thee, On a stallion shod with fire; And the winds are left behind In the speed of my desire.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. stalon, OF. estalon, F. étalon, fr. OHG. stal, a stable. See Stall (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estalon (Fr. étalon)—Late L. equus ad stallum, a horse at stall.

Usage

In literature:

She was so placed because it had been decided to put a young stallion of uncertain temper beside her.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
But that whoop was unfortunate, for coming close to the ear of the horse, and being quite unexpected, it startled the stallion extremely.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
Some farmers keep a stallion, and eight or ten brood mares.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
I am told that the owner only needs to count his stallions to be sure that all the mares have come home.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
A huge stallion, exhibiting more signs of distress than the others, had fallen into the rear.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
As the horses balked, Lieutenant Danvers' stallion threshed viciously, hitting O'Dwyer, and then ceased to swim.
"A Man of Two Countries" by Alice Harriman
Some of these, led by beautiful stallions, came quite close to us.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
In young dogs such movements may often be observed, also in young stallions and young bulls.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
But the stallion rested silent, until the automobile halted, hardly fifty yards away.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
CHARLEMAGNE, orders as to the selection of stallions, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
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In poetry:

Mountains!
Like great wave surging in a crashing sea,
Like a thousand stallions
In full gallop in the heat of battle.
"Three Short Poems" by Mao Zedong
Comes a night-dark stallion sired
Of the wind; a mare his mother
Whom Thessalian madness fired,
And the hurricane his brother.
"Pre-Ordination" by Madison Julius Cawein
I was the queen of Karl, a northern king:
Amazon Olga, and I rode his Ban,
A stallion in the royal ring
Who would not bear a man.
"The Queen Disposed" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Banners of battle-might, spear-glint and sword-light
Over the dream-vague, frowning battalions!
Hark, the hoarse trumpets bray! Sensing the coming fray,
Wraith-ridden, thunder-hoofed stallions neigh
Terror into the glooming day!
"Prarie Storm Rune" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
One old "Merino" came out, and some boundary rider's moke
He was riding - it was his fault that the chestnut stallion broke -
He sung out: "Never mind him; let the beggar go away!"
But you didn't stop to listen, jack, to what he had to say.
"The Nights at Rocky Bar" by Harry Breaker Morant
They tracked us to our playgrounds. They hid to watch us teed.
They matched their weighted walers against our naked speed;
And when we broke and beat them, out-wiled them, and out-ran,
I was the proud grey stallion that thundered in the van !
"The Outlaw" by William Henry Ogilvie

In news:

El Prado, who has sired 74 stakes winners, including the hot young stallion.
Download Smoke Glacken's Pages from the Stallion Register (PDF).
Download Hard Spun 's Pages from the Stallion Register (PDF).
NYFF '79: The Black Stallion Carroll Ballard, 1979 USA Format: 35mm 118 minutes.
Thoroughbred Motorsports, Inc, sister company to Motor Trike, Inc, rolls forward with full production on the Stallion .
UPRT training at Stallion 51 in an L-39.
Cloud's Legacy: The Wild Stallion Returns Introduction.
What a jam in the basement of the stallions cantina.
Philatron International introduces the Stallion Power Air Lines.
Stallions in the Spotlight.
Our Stallion Spotlight article will now have two fabulous and stylish authors.
Stallion 's Crazy Horse Low Pass.
Foose Stallion Mustangs Cruise View.
Foose Stallion Mustangs Rear View.
In the heart of Death Valley roams a great stallion .
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