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Horse-breaker

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Horse-breaker 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:

My last vision was of myself riding a huge breaker as though it were a horse.
"The Virgin of the Sun" by H. R. Haggard
Describe your father as a horse-breaker.
"Ten Girls from Dickens" by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
Here is the paradise of the horse, and consequently of the horse-breaker.
"Anthropology" by Robert Marett
Men and horses dived into the gale as swimmers dive into a breaker.
"Short Stories of Various Types" by Various
Describe your father as a horse breaker.
"Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year" by E.C. Hartwell
The great point is to conquer at the first riding, and a good horse-breaker never stops until he has done so.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
One of them is to this day a horse-breaker at Mallow.
"A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey's Art of Taming Horses" by J. S. Rarey
He is not a horse-breaker by trade, but he loves "broncho-busting" as a boy loves his recreation.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
Early next morning when the stone-breakers came to their work they found at the bottom of the precipice a dead woman and a dead horse.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
The horses were all fast, record-breakers anyhow.
"Mr. Munchausen" by John Kendrick Bangs
Judith Jessuron was a splendid equestrian, and could manage a horse as well as the best breaker about her father's penn.
"The Maroon" by Mayne Reid
On another occasion he saw a horse-breaker teaching his son to ride.
"Famous Men of Science" by Sarah K. Bolton
In London the pretty horse-breaker would be at home.
"The Child Wife" by Mayne Reid
There were sixteen debtors, four horse-stealers, nine cattle-stealers, and four house-breakers.
"Legal Lore" by Various
The last two novels she produced are entitled "That Pretty Little Horse-Breaker," and "Wedded to Sport.
"Notable Women Authors of the Day" by Helen C. Black
He had seen Merry ride, and he knew Frank was a natural horse breaker.
"Frank Merriwell's New Comedian" by Burt L. Standish
Three main characteristics of a successful horse-breaker are firmness, good temper and incessant vigilance.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
The boy's success as a breaker of horses kept him much of the time at that work.
"Cattle-Ranch to College" by Russell Doubleday
I was not sent into the world to rouse pretty horse-breakers.
"Moth and Rust" by Mary Cholmondeley
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In poetry:

Like spirits possessed of a fierce delight,
A courage that cannot fail,
They face the breakers--they face the night--
The mad storm-horses are silvery white,
They ride through the bitter gale!
"Gulls" by Virna Sheard