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Wooden Horse

Definitions

  • Rding a wooden horse
    Rding a wooden horse
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Wooden Horse a large hollow wooden figure of a horse (filled with Greek soldiers) left by the Greeks outside Troy during the Trojan War
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Usage

In literature:

An enormous wooden horse, some twenty-four feet long, is preserved in the Sala della Raggione at Padua.
"Donatello" by David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
Sometimes I had a wooden chair, sometimes a bit of the long bench like a plasterer's horse.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
Try to find me more, as many as you can, and on Sunday you shall have lots of rides on the wooden horses.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
A jumper is a low, short, strong sleigh set upon heavy wooden runners and hauled by ox, horse, men, or dogs.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
He told a skilful carpenter to build a wooden horse of gigantic size, and in it he hid the bravest Greek warriors.
"Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca" by Homer
To-morrow it is to be Troy Field and the wooden horse of Troy all over again.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
Roger would so like to know whether wooden horses' tails grow again.
"Child Life In Town And Country" by Anatole France
He glanced toward the wareroom where the black coffins stood in a row on wooden horses.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
From the Greek poets the Wooden Horse passed to Virgil, who has made it the best-known incident of the Trojan War.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
We'd have made a wooden horse gallop to Wykerton before night.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
The eye of the wooden horse was glazed and dim.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
Some were punished by riding the wooden horse, and a couple were hanged for stealing cattle.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
Presently the great wooden clock struck half-past five, with a whirling rickety voice, for all the world like a horse grasshopper.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
The pillory, the stocks, and a certain wooden horse with a sharp spine were the ready instruments of correction.
"Old Quebec" by Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
And O marvel, the wooden horse began to prance as if it were alive!
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
It consists essentially of three heavy wooden horses, in the grooves of which a log, heavily weighted with stones, rotates.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
THE WOODEN HORSE 249 43.
"The Black Phalanx" by Joseph T. Wilson
This was a wooden edifice on wheels, drawn by a pair of horses at a brisk rate at the tail of the procession.
"Arthur O'Leary" by Charles James Lever
Ivo, with his wooden horse on his bosom, hastened to help Nat prepare the stranger's supper.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
My experience in carving wooden horses was limited.
"Geraldine Farrar" by Geraldine Farrar
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In poetry:

The Child
His wooden war-horse stands beside his bed,
his tiny pillow holds a head of gold.
He dreams of all the things his father said,
he dreams of all the tales his father told.
"The Three Concerned" by Leon Gellert
If this project should fail, he has others in store;
Wooden horses, for instance, may bring them safe o'er;
Or the genius of France (as the Moniteur tells)
May order balloons, or provide diving-bells.
Derry down.
"The Wonderful Juggler" by Henry Kirke White

In news:

You know those wooden fences that line pastures in rural Idaho to keep cattle, horses and other livestock off the road.
Amidst the ranches and fields, a gravel driveway leads past horse paddocks and crosses a small wooden bridge.
The celebration included live bands, childrens entertainment, food offered by local restaurants, and several volunteers actually carving the wooden horses for use on the carousel.
At one point, someone compared it to the wooden horse that the Greeks used to infiltrate Troy in 12th century B.C.
The antique 1928 wooden carousel features 66 horses, two Roman chariots, and a Wurlitzer band organ.
Her dancing wooden limberjacks and horses are party highlights.
This new MDM program is the modern equivalent of the Trojans rolling a wooden horse filled with Greek warriors into their city.
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In science:

When placed on the ground the legs broke, unable to hold up the extra weight.†† This larger wooden horse is shown in figure 11.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
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