white horse

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Origin of white horse

First recorded in 1640–50
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Historical Examples of white horse

  • I did so much want to have a white-horse to make me think of the sea for ever and ever.

    Fairies I Have Met

    Maud Margaret Key Stawell

  • But she was not quick enough, for the white-horse was far out of reach even as she threw out her white arms to catch his mane.

    Fairies I Have Met

    Maud Margaret Key Stawell

  • After being severed from the whale, the white-horse is first cut into portable oblongs ere going to the mincer.

  • We dined at the White-Horse there, and after dinner she drank very freely.


British Dictionary definitions for white horse

white horse

noun
  1. 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
  2. (usually plural) a wave with a white broken crest
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