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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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The chief part of the stories, however, turned upon the favorite spectre of Sleepy Hollow, the Headless Horseman, who had been heard several times of late, patrolling the country; and, it was said, tethered his horse nightly among the graves in the churchyard.
The Christian captive had hardly uttered these words, when the horseman threw himself off his horse, and ran to embrace the young man, crying:
Bwana could not imagine who the approaching horseman might be.
As the horseman wheeled his animal and gal- loped away he turned to shout over his shoulder, "Don't forget that box of cigars
The pedlar strained his eyes through the twilight, and could just discern the horseman now far ahead on the village road.
While she was fetching the water her husband approached the dusty horseman and inquired eagerly for news from the front.
Hans did not speak so softly but the horseman heard it all, and said, 'Well, friend, why do you go on foot then?
Beside him was Simon Chekmar, his personal attendant, an old horseman now somewhat stiff in the saddle.
Across the trail from Werper the lion crouched for the spring, when suddenly his attention was attracted toward the horseman.
However, when the Horseman got the hare, he rode off as fast as he could.
At that instant the horseman turned his head and looked in the direction of his concealed foeman - seemed to look into his very face, into his eyes, into his brave, compassionate heart.
Meantime the young horseman has advanced a hundred yards.