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white horse

noun
1.
a white-topped wave; whitecap.
Origin of white horse
1640-1650
1640-50
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  • He had inquired for it at the white horse, but there were no traces of it.

    The Virginians William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Their names often signified some quality of a horse; as Leucippus, a white horse, &c.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Dinan returned at this juncture, and in reply to a question, ordered his employe to hitch up the white horse.

    The Crime of the Century Henry M. Hunt
  • A crazed creatur on a white horse galloped up an' dispersed 'em.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • All our heads turned to the window, and all our eyes fastened on the figure of a white horse, upon a hillside some miles distant.

    Our Hundred Days in Europe Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • The Police at white horse had the number of the boat, 3744, and the names of all the men in it.

    Policing the Plains R.G. MacBeth
British Dictionary definitions for white horse

white horse

noun
1.
the outline of a horse carved into the side of a chalk hill, usually dating to the Neolithic, Bronze, or Iron Ages, such as that at Uffington, Berkshire
2.
(usually pl) a wave with a white broken crest
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