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Horse-litter

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Horse-litter A carriage hung on poles, and borne by and between two horses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n horse-litter A kind of wheelless carriage or palanquin hung on poles between two horses, going one behind the other.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Horse-litter a litter or bed borne between two horses
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hors; Ice. horss, Old High Ger. hros (Ger. ross).

Usage

In literature:

Unable to sit a horse, he had been carried thither on a litter.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
This should be burned with horse-litter, and afterwards rubbed upon the door-posts.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 449" by Various
He declared he bought them for eating up his horse-litter.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
Mr. Psi procured for them six fine horses and a mule-litter.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
We made some horse-litters for our wounded, and took up our retreat.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8" by Charles H. Sylvester
Fresh horse droppings mixed with short litter one part, cow dung one-third, and a small portion of loam.
"Mushrooms: how to grow them" by William Falconer
There were besides littering the place camels, horses, donkeys, dead and wounded fresh from the battle-field.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
The horses had been littered down for the night, and the stable-yard was empty.
"Vixen, Volume II." by M. E. Braddon
Dr Heiden states that the amount of straw used as litter for the horse in Germany is from 4 to 6 lb.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
The expedition to the Bromo, by horse or litter, affords the supreme experience of Javanese volcanoes.
"Through the Malay Archipelago" by Emily Richings
The space between the blocks of stables is paved with cement concrete to form a yard, and horse-troughs, litter-sheds and dung-pits are provided.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Orme and Morris were placed on litters borne by horses.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
Yet too feeble to mount my horse, I shall have myself carried in a litter.
"The Iron Pincers" by Eugène Sue
He had stopped his horse and was addressing them from the saddle; the litter was some distance behind.
"East Angels" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
He was brought back to us in a horse-litter, and received with great attention, as was most fitting.
"The Chronicle of Jocelin of Brakelond: A Picture of Monastic Life in the Days of Abbot Samson" by Jocelin de Brakelond
We made some horse litters for our wounded, and took up a retreat.
"A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, of the State of Tennessee." by Davy Crockett
But cooped in horse-litter and at night, writing his letters, my journal halteth.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
I had him taken to the "Falcon" by two horses who drew his litter.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. III (of VI), "The Eternal Quest" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
A knight in a horse-litter then followed.
"The History of Chivalry, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Mills
Fresh horse-droppings mixed with short litter the greater part, cowdung one third, and the rest mould or loam.
"Mushroom Culture" by W. Robinson
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In poetry:

Giacomo! back to the stable;
I shan't want the horses to—night.
And see you be gentle with Mabel;
It is not her temper, but fright.
Soft and warm, deep and broad, be her litter,
And her mane most caressingly curled.
"Let Us Fly!" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Officials are stepping-up enforcement of anti-littering laws as a means of dealing with riders who fail to clean up after their horses GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald.
BRADENTON — Officials Monday decided to step up enforcement of anti-littering laws as a means of dealing with riders who fail to clean up after their horses along the Palma Sola Causeway.
BRADENTON — Officials Monday decided to step up enforcement of anti-littering laws as a means of dealing with riders who fail to clean up after their horses along the Palma Sola Causeway .
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