Some of them are quite large, like the ugly black "coach-horse," but many are very small.
But the Devil's coach-horse makes it serve a double purpose.
The scientific name of the dardaol is "ocypus olens," in English he is sometimes called the "devil's coach-horse."
They might just as well have settled that he was a coach-horse, and could just as easily have called him one.
Of course, however, it is just these insect-eating birds that the Devil's coach-horse has most to fear from.
Tracey, the blacksmith, had not by any means finished shoeing the coach-horse yet.
No—I vow I never did that: I deny the butler and the coach-horse.
Whether the doctor was in earnest or not, Obadiah paid him fully by upsetting him and his pony with the coach-horse.
And I shall begin with our familiar and unsavoury old friend, the Devil's coach-horse.
They were drawn by the horse, and particularly the coach-horse travelling along the high road.