Origin of stalking-horse
Examples from the Web for stalking-horse
Butts had been introduced as a stalking-horse, but there was no doubt about Si's admiration of his "handiness."The Magnetic North|Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
But the unwisdom of the king serves him for a stalking-horse while secretly he pursues the goal of his private ambition.The Growth of English Drama|Arnold Wynne
Thus Balder the Beautiful in my hands is little more than a stalking-horse to carry two heavy pack-loads of facts.Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I.|Sir James George Frazer
The sotie was directly satirical, and only assumed the guise of folly as a stalking-horse for shooting wit.
I take no delight in the stalking-horse, for I catch such cold that I am like to founder myself at that sport.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais