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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It was a large, dark room, furnished in a funereal manner with black horsehair, and loaded with heavy dark tables.
One morning the boss suddenly wants to know how many horsehair sofas there are in Brixton, the number of pins that would reach from London Bridge to Waterloo.
Mr Twemlow returning to his sofa, lays down his aching head on its slippery little horsehair bolster, with a strong internal conviction that a painful interview is not the kind of thing to be taken after the dinner pills which are so highly salutary in connexion with the pleasures of the table.
We supported him between us to a horsehair sofa, for the room was furnished, and I begged him not to speak, while his one-eyed deliverer was at the door before Raffles recalled him with a sharp word in Italian.
Piles of cardboard boxes, such as milliners and dressmakers use in Europe, cumbered the corners; and by some means he had procured for himself the sort of furniture that might have come out of a respectable parlour in the East End of London --a horsehair sofa, arm-chairs of the same.
Each jacket or coat is made using horsehair construction and the sleeves are set in by hand.
"He had an old horsehair mattress, and once they go up it gets very smoky and very hot.
Karinska gleamed an exultant smile as Balanchine said, "A triumph!" The wig that I was to wear throughout the ballet was a sculpted sweep of shiny black horsehair with two little nests of jeweled ornaments.
The last suit I had was lined with horsehair. When one of the sleeves got torn we shot the jacket.
The Welsh sporran - known as a "sgrepan" - was seized because it was feared the goat and horsehair item could contain foot and mouth.
From the Mexican period come a horsehair rope and a shawl from a ranchero family.