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Ewe-neck

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Ewe-neck of horses, a thin hollow neck
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. eowu; cf. L. ovis, Gr. oïs, Sans, avi, a sheep.

Usage

In literature:

Here comes the wonderful one-hoss shay, Drawn by a rat-railed, ewe-necked bay.
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 4 (of 4)" by Various
Here comes the wonderful one-hoss shay, Drawn by a rat-tailed, ewe-necked bay.
"Elson Grammar School Literature, Book Four." by William H. Elson
I don't know whether you ever had a collar over your darned ewe-neck or not.
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
Here comes the wonderful one-hoss shay, Drawn by a rat-tailed, ewe-necked bay.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume I. (of X.)" by Various
He could have thrown both arms around her ewe neck and hugged her.
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
His head, which somehow suggested the lines of a boot-jack, was set awkwardly on an ewed neck.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
Here comes the wonderful one-hoss shay, Drawn by a rat-tailed, ewe-necked bay.
"Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor" by Various
Bruce straightened the neck of a ewe as she lay with her head doubled under her.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
I'll be there with him at nine o'clock, with a halter round his old ewe neck.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Here comes the wonderful one-hoss shay, Drawn by a rat-tailed, ewe-necked bay.
"The Universal Reciter" by Various
Her lean ewe neck was broken, as were both her forelegs.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
Also, it has a ewe neck an' lib'ral legs.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
Here comes the wonderful one-hoss shay, Drawn by a rat-tailed, ewe-necked bay.
"Eighth Reader" by James Baldwin
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