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carriage horse

a horse trained and groomed to draw carriages.
Origin of carriage horse
1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "You might perhaps do with only one carriage-horse," she remarked.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • The other carriage-horse was turned out to grass; being too old for regular work.

    Wives and Daughters Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • It is true that it is written in the style of a carriage-horse, but it is well suited to the street.

  • There was a carriage-horse to be sold, and Dicky spoke out and told this and that, and young master couldn't get his price.

    A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3) Frances Eleanor Trollope
  • Two hornets will kill a man, and three a carriage-horse sixteen hands high.

    The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Lots of bishops do it now, he told me; it is the same as putting a carriage-horse out to grass: there is no work, but less corn.

    Dodo's Daughter E. F. Benson
  • A carriage-horse champed its bit, and the still watchers turned at once to that intrusive sound.

    Old Junk H. M. Tomlinson

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