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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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We have a [sic] experienced thoroughbred, they have a three-legged carthorse.
Hopefully they will find most of the savings by streamlining the WAG into a cost effective body which is more like a racehorse than a carthorse.
They have driven a carthorse through the spirit of the rules and regulations.
The B&Q manageress keeps Henry, a 12-year-old skewbald carthorse, in a field in Humbleburn Lane, Craghead, along with a yearling called Megan and a 31-year-old pony called Smokie.
The Tranny and the Carthorse story unfortunately looks set to be THE story of the BAFTA's despite our very own superstar Catherine Zeta Jones picking up the well-deserved BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Chicago.
Friends counselled her to use a harness, but this only made things worse, allowing him to use his full power, like a carthorse.
the dam Grand Geraldine was reputedly employed as a carthorse after running just once at two, but Grand Parade emulated his sire by winning the Derby in 1919.
and no argument with carthorse Nancy Dell'Olio's assertion that she's funny.
bar] SIR - How sad it was to read the article about Jeff Cuthbert/ Ron Davies in today's Western Mail ("Election row over a three-leg carthorse and a thoroughbred", April 12).
What ever you fancy whether light and dry to full and sweet, or a fruity red to a great tannic carthorse, you can find it.
You then realised what a big, robust lad he was, and certainly no carthorse.
Refusing pounds 6m for the massively over-rated Ledley (while taking pounds 5m and pounds 2m for the LIGHT YEARS better Ramsey and Gunter respectively) which will be seen as the worst business in CCFC's history (even putting the pounds 4m wasted on Chopra and pounds 1m on the carthorse Hudson in the shade).