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dray horse

a draft horse used for pulling a dray. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Janet was the dray horse of the family, and therefore could not be turned away: she was too useful to Mrs. Knox to be parted with.

    Johnny Ludlow, Third Series

    Mrs. Henry Wood
  • "'Now no dray horse moves more readily to the thill than I to the painter's chair," he said.

    In the Days of Poor Richard

    Irving Bacheller
  • No amount of training would make a Normandy dray horse that could compete with a Kentucky thoroughbred on the race course.

    Great Pianists on Piano Playing

    James Francis Cooke
  • I do not know how it happened, but when the head-yards were swung, I found myself pulling at the fore-brace, like a dray horse.

    Miles Wallingford James Fenimore Cooper
  • But at that moment a dray horse tried to walk up his back, and Dans remarks were cut short.

    Four Afloat Ralph Henry Barbour
  • This favourite beast of burden was oftentimes represented as a dray horse; in more sporting circles as a hack or a hunter.

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