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[hawrs-flesh] /ˈhɔrsˌflɛʃ/
the flesh of a horse.
horses collectively, especially for riding, racing, etc.
Origin of horseflesh
1490-1500; horse + flesh Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Greetings were pelting down on them, and Tuttle with an eye on his horseflesh had risen on the box.

    Selina George Madden Martin
  • There thralls were boiling the horseflesh in pots over the fire.

    Viking Tales Jennie Hall
  • The brutes—not knowing the difference—revelled in horseflesh.

  • Practically the only thing they had in common was their love for horseflesh.

  • Instantly Clyde's nostrils were assailed by a strong odour of leather and horseflesh.

    Desert Conquest A. M. Chisholm
  • I am not wise in horseflesh, but at least I try to be merciful to my beasts.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • "She's a sweet little bit of horseflesh," assented Mr. Graydon.

  • He ate his supper of buckwheat soup with horseflesh and chatted with his comrades.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • As are most bullfighters, Morales was wise in horseflesh and its kindred species.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
British Dictionary definitions for horseflesh


horses collectively
the flesh of a horse, esp edible horse meat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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