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horse block

a step or block of stone, wood, etc., for getting on or off a horse or in or out of a vehicle.
Origin of horse block
1745-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Then he led Sweetbriar to the horse-block, and his sister-in-law mounted.

    Dulcibel Henry Peterson
  • Presley wheeled up the driveway and met Harran by the horse-block.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • When they reached the meeting-house Mrs. Potter was just alighting upon a horse-block.

    Little Grandmother Sophie May
  • It remained standing upon the horse-block where he had placed it.

    Stuyvesant Jacob Abbott
  • "It's the horse-block," he exclaimed joyfully, patting it affectionately, as he would a friend.

  • Phonny said this as he passed across the floor toward the horse-block.

    Stuyvesant Jacob Abbott
  • Beldora went off to fetch the nag, and Aunt Polly Ann accompanied the guest to the horse-block, laying an anxious hand on her arm.

  • The old man stalked up to the horse-block and greeted the stranger.

    The Red Debt Everett MacDonald
  • So one afternoon John Indian saddled and bridled the mare, and brought her up to the horse-block.

    Dulcibel Henry Peterson
  • True to her word, Belle-Ann was waiting for Orlick at the horse-block.

    The Red Debt Everett MacDonald

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