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Night-steed

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Night-steed one of the horses in the chariot of Night
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. niht; Ger. nacht, L. nox.

Usage

In literature:

Stable the steed, and pit your wife to bed, when there's night wark to do.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
Night was falling, and at any moment Jan Chinn might whistle up his dreaded steed from the darkening scrub.
"The Day's Work, Volume 1" by Rudyard Kipling
The sun that measures heaven all day long, At night doth bathe his steeds th' ocean waves among.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 365" by Various
Oh why cannot these steeds borrow wings from the night-wind?
"Old Fritz and the New Era" by Louise Muhlbach
From it Mohammed made his night journey to heaven, borne on his steed El Burak.
"War in the Garden of Eden" by Kermit Roosevelt
The hot night filled with noise, the scream of wounded steeds and the shouting of men.
"Sir Mortimer" by Mary Johnston
The night was dark and heavy when Lord William tied his steed to a rude gate that guarded the entrance to the witch's den.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
And that night also proved the death of many elephants and steeds and foot-soldiers.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
During the night she will come running in, and if she manages to say before you can 'Stand still, my steed!
"Russian Fairy Tales" by W. R. S. Ralston
Night rushed onwards, like a sable steed.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Stable the steed, and put your wife to bed when there's night wark to do.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Behind was the shrine of the demon steeds, the god and his wife who ride out at night to chase evil spirits away.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
The steed was so intelligent that he was certain to resist the approach of a stranger at night, especially if he were an Indian.
"The Great Cattle Trail" by Edward S. Ellis
This very night I may find me a steed!
"The Royal Book of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
The nights are cold now, and Cinderella rides no more on the prancing steed of her fairy prince.
"Neighbors" by Jacob A. Riis
So intensely warm was the night that the band were compelled to halt at frequent intervals to rest their dripping steeds.
"The Boys of Old Monmouth" by Everett T. Tomlinson
Then he mounted his own steed, and rode forth into the night.
"The Diamond Fairy Book" by Various
Remounting his steed, Francesco resolved to ask for food and a night's lodging, rather than to traverse the forests at night.
"The Hill of Venus" by Nathan Gallizier
She had fallen asleep last night to the tune of Pierrot dreams, fiery steeds, and gallant armored knights.
"Little Jeanne of France" by Madeline Brandeis
Firearms were blazing noisily, and the night rang to the din of angry voices and frightened and plunging steeds.
"In the Days of Washington" by William Murray Graydon
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In poetry:

A spirit is out to-night!
His steeds are the winds; oh, list,
How he madly sweeps o'er the clouds,
And scatters the driving mist.
"Home" by Marietta Holley
Rise up, rise up, my merry men all,
And saddle me my good steede ;
This night must I to Bucklesford-Bury ;
God wott, I had never more neede.
"The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard" by Anonymous British
'Twas a fearful night--the tempest raved
With loud and wrathful pride,
The storm-king harnessed his lightning steeds,
And rode on the raging tide.
"Death of the Old Sea King" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
'Oh, belt not on your broadsword bright,
Oh! leave your steed in the stall,
For I dreamt last night of a stubborn fight,
And I dreamt I saw you fall.'
"The Feud: A Border Ballad" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
All day the winds were out, and rode
Their steeds, your tossing crest,—
To-night the fierce winds rest,
And the moon walks above them her bright road.
"By the Seashore at Night" by Kate Seymour Maclean
The convent's chanted rite was stay'd,
And the hermit dropp'd his beads,
And a trembling ran through the forest-shade,
At the neigh of the phantom steeds,
And the church-bells peal'd to the rocking blast
As the Wild Night-Huntsman pass'd.
"The Wild Huntsman" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

Aaron Steed appeared on late night's Chelsea Lately on the E Channel Tuesday evening.
Lady Summer bade a disgruntled farewell last night as Prince Autumn rode in on his royal chestnut steed to announce his presence.
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