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Words nearby war-horse
Example sentences from the Web for war-horse
Oh, the goat is good enough for him, for he is as much like a king as a goat is like a war-horse.Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)|Charles Morris
When he appeared on his war-horse the applause burst forth wildly on all sides.The Companions of Jehu|Alexandre Dumas, pre
A War-Horse, grand in all the trappings of war, came with a great noise down the road.
At the name of fortune, Mrs. Stevens' head became erect, and she was all attention like a war-horse at the blast of a trumpet.The Real America in Romance, Volume 6;|John R. Musick
Professor van Huysman snorted again, even as a war-horse that snuffs the fray.The Mummy and Miss Nitocris|George Griffith
British Dictionary definitions for war-horse
Cultural definitions for war-horse
A person or thing that has seen long service or has lived through many hardships and can be relied on: “That teacher is a real war horse; he has seen the dismissal of ten different principals.”
Idioms and Phrases with war-horse
Also, old war horse. A dependable, frequently performed attraction, as in The opera company is doing nothing but old war horses this season, like, Aïda and La Bohème. This term originated in the mid-1600s for a military charger that had been through many battles. In the 1800s it began to be used for human veterans, and in the mid-1900s for popular productions, especially of musical works.