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cow pony

a small, fast, agile horse trained for use by cowhands in herding cattle.
Origin of cow pony
1870-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Even the herder was probably dozing in the saddle and leaving watchfulness to his cow-pony.

    Skyrider B. M. Bower
  • Wadley's quirt burned the flank of the cow-pony and it leaped for the road.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • Coco knew well the precise instant when it is advisable for a cow-pony to forestall the wrench of the lasso.

    A Prairie Infanta Eva Wilder Brodhead
  • He was no cow-pony and he objected to the dragging of the waif.

    The Trail Boys on the Plains Jay Winthrop Allen
  • It was rough going, but nothing in reason can stop a cow-pony.

    Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West William MacLeod Raine
  • The cow-pony began to slide, haunches down and forelegs stiffened.

    Frances of the Ranges Amy Bell Marlowe
  • Mickler was mounted on a cow-pony, which measured one chain three links from muzzle to coupling.

    Pony Tracks Frederic Remington
  • But Simon was more alert, and came about like a cow-pony, emitting terrible bellows.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
  • While the hobbled, with no cow-pony respect for rope, made up a mad, plunging rear.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
  • Anybody that's got a pet eagle he thinks can fly faster'n my cow-pony can run, can enter him.

    Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser
British Dictionary definitions for cow-pony

cow pony

a horse used by cowboys when herding
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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