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Horse-tamer

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Horse-tamer one whose business is to break or tame horses, or to teach them to draw or carry (Pretty horse-breaker, a woman with little virtue to lose)
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

A two-fold office the gods allotted you, O Shaker of the Earth, to be a tamer of horses and a saviour of ships!
"Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica" by Homer and Hesiod
And I, who am composed of those first horse-tamers, have not had their red anger bred out of me.
"The Jacket (The Star-Rover)" by Jack London
The horse-tamer, to music twenty miles an hour, rushed in on four of his horses, leading the other four, and skurried round the ring.
"Burlesques" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Father talked a good deal to me about Rarey, the great horse-tamer, and it put ideas into my head.
"Beautiful Joe" by Marshall Saunders
You tied up your horse badly, and the brute tamer left his door open.
"The Wandering Jew, Complete" by Eugene Sue
Father talked a good deal to me about Rarey, the great horse-tamer, and it put ideas into my head.
"Beautiful Joe" by by Marshall Saunders
A double meed of honour have the Gods given thee, O Shaker of the Earth, to be tamer of horses and saviour of ships.
"The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological" by Andrew Lang
Immediately every man of the ship's crew became for the nonce a Mexican wild-horse tamer!
"The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands" by R.M. Ballantyne
Gilbert had taken lessons of Rarey, the famous horse-tamer, and that gave him a wonderful advantage.
"Tom, The Bootblack" by Horatio Alger
In a work printed in 1664, quoted by Nolan, we have a melancholy account of the fate of an ingenious horse-tamer.
"A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey's Art of Taming Horses" by J. S. Rarey
She could ride almost as well as Burton, and we were all expert horse-tamers.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Halleck solicits Rarey, the horse-tamer, for instructions.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
Thus was the sepulture order'd of Hector the Tamer of Horses.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 365, March, 1846" by Various
He could no more marry her than Helen of Troy could have married Castor, the tamer of horses.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
Like the Trojans they were 'tamers of horses'.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
It must have come to an end somewhere; though not within sight of the spectators, who kept their places, waiting for the horse-tamer's return.
"The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid
Juan was quite proud of his performance, and began to imagine he was a young man again and a regular horse tamer.
"Blanco y Colorado" by William C. Tetley
The hunter of mad oxen, and the tamer of wild horses, need not fear man or devil.
"The Monarchs of the Main, Volume I (of 3)" by Walter Thornbury
A tamer of horses was he, and a man mighty in the hunt and in battle.
"Children of the Dawn" by Elsie Finnimore Buckley
She would have made a worthy sister to Achilles, a fit wife for Hector, tamer of horses.
"Barbara Lynn" by Emily J. Jenkinson
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