But it was black Jim, riding on roan Sultan, out with the searchers, who saw and understood.
Have them saddle the roan for me, and they may take the chestnut pair and lead Firefly.
The roan mare was young and spirited, but not vicious, and the boy had no trouble in controlling her.
There's a big five-year-old roan around here that will be safe as a church for you.
Then when you speak of the roan, they must know that you can only mean the roan mare.
He shall have the roan that hoisted you out of the saddle with his hind quarters.
He was gentle with her, and showed himself to be an expert driver of the roan colts.
He untied and mounted the roan and circled the vicinity cautiously.
And, Felipe, go find Cosme and tell him to saddle the roan pony to go to the store at once.
Bee struck spur into the roan and galloped across the plateau.
1520s, from Middle French roan "reddish brown," perhaps from Spanish roano, from Old Spanish raudano, probably from a Germanic source (cf. Gothic raudan, accusative of rauðs "red"). Chiefly of horses.