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white horse

a white-topped wave; whitecap.
Origin of white horse
First recorded in 1640-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He had inquired for it at the white horse, but there were no traces of it.

    The Virginians William Makepeace Thackeray
  • He is staying at the white horse Inn, and has gone to fetch the drawings.

  • Dinan returned at this juncture, and in reply to a question, ordered his employe to hitch up the white horse.

    The Crime of the Century Henry M. Hunt
  • Tomlinson had bought the white horse and secured Eliza with the fixtures.

  • All our heads turned to the window, and all our eyes fastened on the figure of a white horse, upon a hillside some miles distant.

    Our Hundred Days in Europe Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • She had come in to stay at the white horse for the night and the morning.

    Pickwickian Studies Percy Fitzgerald
British Dictionary definitions for white horse

white horse

the outline of a horse carved into the side of a chalk hill, usually dating to the Neolithic, Bronze, or Iron Ages, such as that at Uffington, Berkshire
(usually pl) a wave with a white broken crest
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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