I take no delight in the stalking-horse, for I catch such cold that I am like to founder myself at that sport.
For many years we have been the butt of the Tibetans, and China their stalking-horse.
But the unwisdom of the king serves him for a stalking-horse while secretly he pursues the goal of his private ambition.
That revolt of Saint-Antoine got up by traitor Royalists for a stalking-horse?
An ancient device for getting within shot of wild-fowl was the stalking-horse.
The claim of kindred cannot for ever be the stalking-horse for injustice.'
But Mary's death was as convenient a stalking-horse to him as to the pope; and now the Armada was coming in earnest.
The sotie was directly satirical, and only assumed the guise of folly as a stalking-horse for shooting wit.
Incredible that he should have chosen Kitty for his stalking-horse—yet whom else had there been to choose?
Thus Balder the Beautiful in my hands is little more than a stalking-horse to carry two heavy pack-loads of facts.