The remaining animal was Emmy's son, a half-broken colt, whose only virtue was that he would not stray very far from his mother.
You buy a lot of half-broken, bucking, balky teams because you can get 'em cheap.
In the box were the half-broken blade and the handle of the sword with which the major had fought.
When I tried to get up at the half-broken place, I was overwhelmed by a shower of sand.
As they passed the clump of bushes the near horse of the half-broken pair gave a catlike bound to the right against his tracemate.
The line was singularly definite; there were no half-broken trees.
At the end of half an hour he reappeared, leading the two horses, himself mounted on a half-broken mustang.
They come, too, with far less cunning than the half-broken gentry.
Sandy had his long rangy roans, and for leaders a pair of half-broken pinto bronchos.
Just in front, above, were old, half-broken houses of stone.
late 14c., past participle adjective from break (v.). Broken record in reference to someone continually repeating the same thing is from 1944, in reference to scratches on records that cause the needle to jump back and repeat.
When Britain's Minister of State, Selwyn Lloyd[,] became bored with a speech by Russia's Andrei Vishinsky in UN debate, he borrowed a Dizzy Gillespie bebop expression and commented: "Dig that broken record." While most translators pondered the meaning, a man who takes English and puts it into Chinese gave this translation: "Recover the phonograph record which you have discarded." ["Jet," Oct. 15, 1953]