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cart horse

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  1. a strong horse bred to draw heavy loads; draft horse.

Origin of cart horse

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for cart horse

Historical Examples

  • We're as different from working people as a race-horse is from a cart-horse.

    Changing Winds</p>

    St. John G. Ervine

  • If he had not the air of a thoroughbred, he had none of the plebeian clumsiness of the cart-horse.

    Paul Patoff</p>

    F. Marion Crawford

  • Because she did so much, we said that she was as strong as a cart-horse.

  • It always reminds me of the cart-horse parade on Whit Monday.

    The Green Carnation</p>

    Robert Smythe Hichens

  • Plunge that Flanders cart-horse of yours into them, Cadet, and do not spare their toes!

    The Golden Dog

    William Kirby

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