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Suffolk punch

a breed of draught horse with a chestnut coat and short legs
Word Origin
C18: from dialect punch squat, short and thick
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  • A suffolk punch, when he's a good un, is worth his weight in gold.

    David Copperfield Charles Dickens
  • His farm horses were of the best Clydesdale and suffolk punch blood.

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves
  • There is a wide difference between the bull-like suffolk punch and the greyhound-like racer.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual Charles Alexander Cameron
  • The best horses for agricultural purposes are unquestionably the Clydesdale and the suffolk punch.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual Charles Alexander Cameron

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