Horse

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HORSE. Until a horse has attained the age of four years, he is called a colt. (q.v.) Russ. & Ry. 416. This word is sometimes used as a generic name for all animals of the horse kind. 3 Brev. 9. Vide Colt; Gender; and Yelv. 67, a.

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he said, patting her again over her hind-quarters; and with a glad sense that his mare was in the best possible condition, he went out of the horse-box.
A HORSE escaped a blaze which wrecked a horse-box on the M62.
Police yesterday revealed they believe the bus may have been struck by a lorry, possibly a horse-box, causing it to crash and overturn.